Zone à Défendre


Decades ago, there was a local campaign of resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes, in western France. This resistance culminated in the establishment of a self-organized autonomous zone, known as the ZAD. Over 40,000 people take part in creative acts of disobedience to defend this zone.

In this two-part film, by Roland Denning and Kyp Kiprianou for Dartmouth Films, looks to the origins of the movement and asks what it can teach activists across the globe.

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