Enfants de Don Quichotte (Acte 1)

Children of Don Quixote

Homelessness has almost become an acceptable part of modern society. But that‘s a lie, at least according to Augustin Legrand and his activist group ‚Les Enfants de Don Quichotte‘, when in the autumn of 2006 they set up hundreds of tents in the streets of Paris, and got the residents of the city to come out and live together with the homeless for a November night. Even if this unconventional form of activism was at first met by rough gendarmes in combat gear, Legrand & co gradually managed to get through to the top of the French system. The result was both political change and a powerful and captivating film, which is both a combat call and a role model for activists of all kinds.

Director's Biography
Ronan Dénécé, Regisseur, Kameramann und Drehbuchautor, hat bei mehreren Kurzfilmen Regie geführt, u.a. bei Mister K. (2005)
Augustin Legrand ist Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor. 2006 gründete er den Verein „Les Enfants de Don Quichotte“.
Jean-Baptiste Legrand, Produzent, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor. Produzierte u.a. Géla Babluani‘s 13 Tzameti (2005, Crossing Europe 2006)

Filme (Auswahl): Enfants de Don Quichotte (Acte 1) (2008) ihr erster Dokumentarfilm.
European Panorama 2009
Ronan Dénécé, Augustin Legrand, Jean-Baptiste Legrand
France 2008
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ronan Dénécé, Augustin Legrand, Jean-Baptiste Legrand
Cinematography Ronan Dénécé
Editing Anita Roth
Produzent Jean-Baptiste Legrand Centrale Électrique 23 rue des Jeuneurs 75002 Paris Frankreich T +33 1 4483 0133