Living / Building| 1hr : 57mins
Director: Clemence ANCELIN | Producer: Fin avril
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: France
In the middle of the Chadian desert, a French construction company is building an asphalt road. During the construction period, expat executives, African site managers and workers live in three adjacent trailer camps and are in contact with villagers from the area who come to the work-site to seek jobs or set up shops.
In the wilderness where nomads still wander with their herds, the road relentlessly progresses towards the city. It is hard to avoid the feeling that the hopes for a better life also come with assimilation and acculturation.