My cousin farmer
Marine Guizy was born in the Oise region of France, near her grandfather’s farming land. She moved away from her farming family by living in the big cities. To give a voice to those who do not have one, she decided to meet her cousin, François, who took over the family farm.
Brought up in an ideal of productivity, François is an heir of the post-war model, intensive and polluting. He grows milling wheat, sugar beet and rapeseed on nearly 400 hectares. Like many farmers in the region, he tries to combine the impossible: for his farm to survive, he must maintain good yields while reducing his environmental impact.
At his side, Marine wants to understand. How did we get here? Why is it so difficult to transform our system? How do we deal with the consequences of intensive agriculture?
Through François’ journey, Marine Guizy questions our agricultural model and gives us a story that is both intimate and political, between the secrets of the land and French and European policies.