Once Upon a Peatland

Peat bogs. An alive, old environment of several thousand years, fascinating, full of mysteries and still underestimated.
Through a personal quest, the director takes us to discover this world.
Crossing France in search of answers, we will even go to Denmark!
Throughout meetings, we learn more on many aspects about peatlands : functioning of the environment, biodiversity, threats and saving, but also on our history.
This film with mass appeal is in tribute to this fantastic world.

  • Céline Malèvre
  • Céline Malèvre
  • Dominique Brouard
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il Etait une Tourbière
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  • Runtime:
    32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2014
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  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark, France
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    HD 1080p
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  • Festival Nature La Chevêche 2015
    Nontron, France
    March 7, 2015
    Public Prize
  • Festival du Film Nature et de l'Environnement 2015
    Mûrs-Érigné, France
    May 21, 2015
  • Festival Les Conviviales Art, Cinéma et Ruralité 2015
    Nannay, France
    August 25, 2015
  • IFF Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2016
    May 18, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival 2016
    Finland premiere
    Special Award Best Newcomer Film
  • Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films "PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT" 2016
    Russian Federation
    Russia premiere
Director Biography - Céline Malèvre

Céline Malèvre is born in Dordogne (France) and she's 31 years old.
She grown up in the countryside and since her earliest age she is very interested about wildlife documentary.
She studied communication and multimedia, and she received a Master's degree about “Wildlife, Nature and Environment Documentary's Filmmaking” in 2014.

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Director Statement

Her first film is an environmental documentary about peatlands, a natural environment that fascinates from an early age. The film "Once Upon a Peatland" and has been selected in several festivals in France.