City Land Art - Louis Malle and Quercy / Uganda / Sicily
Louis Malle and the magic of Quercy: Picturesque villages on steep cliffs, deep gorges, dark forests, rugged valleys: the landscapes of Quercy in south-west France enchant with their wild charm. This is where the filmmaker Louis Malle settled in the 1960s. He sought peace + quiet and the simple, rural life - and found the inspiration for two of his most explosive feature films: "Lacombe, Lucien" and "Black Moon".
Uganda: The freedom-loving Karamojong: In the northeast of Uganda, just before the great plains and high plateaus, lies the Karamojong area. In their constant search for pasture land + water sources, however, the semi-nomadic pastoral people do not stop at borders. Although the Karamojong's way of life has already led to numerous territorial conflicts, it still persists in this region of Uganda.
Sicily: The Enna rebellion: Exactly in the geographical centre of Sicily is the small town of Enna. It is situated on the rocky outcrop of a mountain range, under it grain fields as far as the eye can see. In Roman times, thousands of slaves worked in these fields. Until one of them decided to stand up to his captors...
Broadcasting on 17th of August 2020 at 08.45am on Arte
Music: POPVIRUS Library