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The rural districts of Lozère, Ardèche and Haute-Loire, located among the low-lying mountains at the center of France, are traditionally known for agriculture. Today however, spurred by the establishment of the European Union, the regions family farms are increasingly being converted into luxury country homes, while the countrys agricultural industry has largely been monopolized by large conglomerates. The new young farmers who wish to settle down in these areas are contin-uously confronted with bureaucratic and financial hardships. In this second part of his trilogy, Raymond Depardon pays tribute to the farming men and women who, in the face of changing times, persist in maintaining a way of life that would otherwise be forgotten.

"Profils paysans – Le quotidien" is shown with the short documentary Quoi de neuf au Garet?.

Production: Palmeraie et Désert (Clamart), Canal+ (Paris)

Cinematographer: Raymond Depardon Ton, Produzentin: Claudine Nougaret

Editor: Simon Jacquet

Format/screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.66, Color

Running time: 85 min., 24 frames/sec.

Language: French

Funded by:

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