The Great Marsh

Wanaka Time
Wanaka Session
Session 5
Queenstown Time
Queenstown Session

31 mins, Director Clara Lacombe, France, NZ Premiere. SPECIAL JURY AWARD

The regional natural reserve of the Saisies Beaufortain Val d´Arly in France protects the biggest mountain marsh known in the Alps. For one year, we followed humans who protect the marsh, humans who go there for leisure and non-human beings who live there. All their stories are interdependent: human beings, mountain owls, badgers and dragonflies live side by side and do not realise it all the time. The film tries to understand these attempts to live together from a non-human being point of view tells the story of all these species and the sensitive nature of our relationships.