From groves to balconies

Format: SD 16/9
Duration: 33’
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Available version: French
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In a few years, the olive tree has become the star of our gardens and terraces. From an oil producer, it has been turned into an ornamental tree. Today, millions want this little piece of the Mediterranean.

To meet demand, garden centers sell trees that are accessible to all budgets but bear only a distant memory with the majestic olive groves of southern Europe.

The olive tree is a victim of its success: massive production, brutal uprooting in the fields, transplanting into regions with unfavorable climates, and random labeling. This symbol of peace and wisdom has become an object of discord and excess.