Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

La clé du sol (Jacqueline Veuve)

Salt of the Earth

La clé du sol

Switzerland 2002. 35mm, Beta, VHS, colour, 27 min.

Image: La clé du sol 

While filming «Market Day», we followed for a whole year from 2001 to 2002 a farming family from Primapraz (Puidoux, Vaud). Day by day, in all seasons, throughout the multitude of chores (market gardening, caring for the animals, cows, chickens, rabbits, baking bread, braiding buns, making jam) carried out by Rémy and Corinne Chevalley, their four children, and their parents, Micheline and George Chevalley.
Three times a week, they take their produce to markets in Vevey and in Cully. The boys play in the brass band with their father, the girls attend the local gym club. In 2001, they all spent a week in Egypt together, a family trip paid by the «pennies from the market», said Corinne.
Their courage and their know-how can only fill us with admiration.

DirectorJacqueline Veuve
ScriptJacqueline Veuve
PhotographyHugues Ryffel
SoundLuc Yersin, Fred Kohler
EditingEdwige Ochsenbein
CollaboratorsAssistant: Florian Burion
Duration27 min.
Format35mm, Beta, VHS, colour, 25 ips
Versionsfrançais, ST: deutsch
Sales DVD/VideoVHS  [order
ProductionAGIR (Agence d'information agricole romande), Cinémanufacture, Aquarius Film
World RightsAquarius Film Production
Distribution SwitzerlandAGIR, avenue des Jordils 3, CH-1006 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21613 11 31, Fax +41 21 613 11 30
Mail: agir@worldcom.ch
Internet: www.agirinfo.com

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