This exhibit presents a group of professional tree-planters in coastal BC. These people work in extremely challenging terrain and climate conditions, reforesting after clear-cuts. Beyond economical, political and ecological considerations and, the S word (sustainability, of course), these people perform a very difficult job with a great deal of optimism.
In august 2006, we went to Tbeng Meanchey, far north in Cambodia, to take notes about landmines for a future project of movie. Indeed, this country is, with Angola and Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous place for landmines. There, we were alone with the “platoon”, just checking locals doing their dangerous jobs since years. I took pictures, a lot, about this sad but useful work. And I learned that there is only 3000 people, in all the country, doing this. That means, the territory of Cambodia needs more than 20 years, just to be clean again.
A brand new expo from Madagascar, East Coast area, in the small-old-town of Mananjary. Like every sunday, you can see some legal cock fightings near the sea… I was very curious about this, and besides not very welcome.