Human Geography

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Human Geography (Géographie humaine)

Directed by Claire Simon

  • France 2013; 105 min
  • Original version: French, English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Fedeora Award for Documentaries - Crossing Europe FF


Gare du Nord in Paris is a transit station for all those coming from the suburbs, the provinces or abroad. Accompanied by Simon Mérabet, the son of Algerian immigrants from the Var, GEOGRAPHIE HUMAINE offers a series of brief meetings with individuals who recount their lives in just a few words before disappearing to take their trains. The crowd of passengers is embodied in these stories, one life after another, and we see how globalization fashions individual destinies, subject to geographical and economic pressures.



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