Directed by : Stéphane Goël

Genre : Documentary

Duration : 43′

Year : 1998

Original version : French

A youth with a taste for the land

The “Fédération Vaudoise des Jeunesses Campagnardes”, created at the end of the First World War to defend patriotic values, oppose the rural exodus and protect society from the “dangers of socialism”, is currently experiencing an unprecedented craze. This film is a documentary chronicle that delves into the highly ritualized world of village youth societies. It examines the founding values of the movement and their durability, by observing the life of several societies in the months leading up to the most important cantonal meeting of the century.



Directed by : Stéphane Goël

Assistant director : Grégoire Mayor

Narrator : Dominic Noble, Jean-François Panet

Image : Camille Cottagnoud, Yves Godel

Sound : Gilles Abravanel, Julien Sulser

Edited by : Stéphane Goël

Sound : Gilles Abravanel

Music : Philippe Genevay, Jean-François Bovard, Michel Steiner, Otto Held, Cake

Production : Climage, Stéphane Goël

Coproduction : Télévision Suisse Romande, Pierre Biner & Nicole Weyer « Viva »

Financial support : Fondation vaudoise pour le cinéma


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