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Le Sel de la Terre

France, 1951 (MIFF 1953, In Poetic Style)

Director: G. Rouquier

The opening sequence gives a lyrical impression of the Camargue country at the mouth of the Rhone. The camera observation, the cutting, and music fuse into a nature poem as notable as Farrebique. As the film develops, its main purpose of discussing the need for irrigation becomes clear.

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