We live in the perception of a world that is speeding up. Yet time is the same for everyone. Nora Hamadi has immersed herself in the day-to-day lives of six people, each trying in their own way to control the pace of their lives. How can they prevent a nervous breakdown? This 4-part series delves into our schedules to help us understand our dilemmas and contradictions.
Episode 1 - Race against the clock
What if time had become the new issue in the class struggle? Nora Hamadi spent time with a single mother living in Montreuil, a farmer in Brittany and a time management coach in Munich. Time, whether chosen, suffered or conquered, is at the heart of the way they think about and live their lives. When daily necessities impose themselves, is it possible to control a share of one's time?
Episode 2 - Time is money
How do you prevent a nervous breakdown when you're under pressure to perform? Nora Hamadi spent time with a single mother living in Montreuil, an intensive care doctor in a Paris hospital, a time management coach in Munich and an anthropologist in Strasbourg. They talked about their relationship with work and activity. There is talk these days of 'epidemics' of fatigue. How can we rediscover a different relationship with productive time?
Episode 3 - Killing time
What if we fear emptiness more today than we did yesterday? Nora Hamadi spent time with a single mother in Montreuil, an environmental activist in Munich and an anthropologist in Strasbourg. Time spent on social networks has become a subject of concern for everyone. Yet it raises as many paradoxes as it does obvious facts. Should we stop being ashamed of the time we spend on our screens? Can we still control it?
Episode 4 - Light years away
How about taking a step back from the race and thinking about the long term? Nora Hamadi spent time with a resuscitation doctor in a Paris hospital and one of her seriously ill patients, a farmer in Brittany and a single mother during a family weekend in the Gulf of Morbihan. There are time scales other than that of our own lives. How can thinking about the long term help us to find a better balance in our daily lives?
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