So, still digging?

Camille, a young French climatologist, has a string of research contracts at the French National Center for Scientific Research. But understanding how the climate itself works and only drawing curves announcing future catastrophes on a screen are no longer enough for her. She decides to get closer to the lands and the peoples, all as far away as close to her research laboratory. The journey she undertakes in China, Polynesia, Mali, and Ile de France where her laboratory is located, will allow her to discover that solutions to the climate crisis already exist. She will then be led to make a personal decision, unexpected but logical.

  • Hugo Dayan
    Director
  • Léo Dayan
    Writer
  • Hugo Dayan
    Writer
  • APREIS
    Producer
  • Léo Dayan
    Producer
  • Gian Pietro Armanetti
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Alors tu trouves ?
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    330,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    China, France, French Polynesia, Mali
  • Language:
    Bambara, English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto Film and Script Awards
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 10, 2021
    World Premiere
    Award Winner - Best Feature Documentary
  • The Impacts DOCS Awards
    La Jolia , California
    United States
    January 25, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    Research Excellence Award
  • The Impact DOCS Awards
    La Jolla- CA
    United States
    January 11, 2023
    World Premiere
    Merit Award Special Mention Documentary Feature
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    January 22, 2022
    World Premiere
    Finalist Best Feature Documentary
  • Luleå International Film Festival
    Luleå,
    Sweden
    February 13, 2022
    World Premiere
  • Only the Best International Film Award
    MIAMI
    United States
    February 11, 2022
    World Premiere
    Award Winner :The Best Original Story
  • Only the Best International Film Award
    Miami
    United States
    February 11, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    Special Award The Best Documentary
  • Italia Green film Festival
    Roma
    Italy
    April 20, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    GOLDEN LEAF
  • Kiez Berlin Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 30, 2022
    World Premiere
    Winner Award 2022: Environment and Climate, Feature
  • ARRF PARIS // International Awards
    PARIS
    France
    June 23, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    WINNER : BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • CINQUE PORTS : INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS FESTIVAL
    Cinque Ports
    United Kingdom
    September 2, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    WINNER . MARTELLO AWARD
  • Voce Spetaccolo Film Festival
    Matera - Roma
    Italy
    September 17, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    Honorable Mention Documentary
  • International Social Change Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 30, 2022
    World Premiere
    Nominee Call to action
  • Madonie Film Festival, Region of Sicily
    Masseria San Giovanni Sgadari
    Italy
    October 15, 2022
    World Premiere
    Honorable Mention Environment and climate / feature film
  • The South London Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 11, 2022
    World Premiere
    Finalist
  • Global independant film awards

    United States
    December 21, 2022
    Wordl Premiere
    Gold Award : Best documentary Feature
  • Global independant film awards

    United States
    December 21, 2022
    World Premiere
    GOLD AWARD - Environmental Film
  • Global independant film awards

    United States
    December 21, 2022
    World Premiere
    Silver Award - Best Documentary Screenplay
  • Global independant film awards

    United States
    December 21, 2022
    World Premiere
    Silver Award - Best Editing
  • Sunworld International Film Festival
    Sirkali Tk Deltta City, Tamil Nadu
    India
    January 5, 2023
    World Premiere
    AWARD WINNER Best Documentary Feature Film
  • FUIIF AWARDS United Kingdom
    Birmingham
    United Kingdom
    January 27, 2023
    World Premiere
    AWARD WINNER : Best International Documentary on Climate Change
Director Biography - Hugo Dayan

- 34 years old

- Doctor in climate sciences
- Researcher since 2017 at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE - CNRS) then at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD - ENS)
- Scientific advisor of the APREIS laboratory

- Author-director and co-writer of the documentary "Alors tu trouves?" film on the research imaginary and documentary for the Climate
Among the many prizes awarded in 2022 :
THE GOLDEN LEAF - Italia Green Film Festival - Roma

- Author-director-editor of the film "Travailler joli pour le nouveau clair de lune"(2018). Lovely working for the new moonlight ( 2020 )
Feature film on the creativities of local popular cultures and the imaginary of sustainability in South America (https://apreis.eu/apreis/trailer/).

2021 Award : The Best International Feature Documentary. Only the Best Film Awards (OTB) Miami- Florida
*2018 Award for best feature film, best director and best photography in social documentary. Premios Latino (Marbella - Spain)
*Grand Prize of the Public 2018 for best feature film - Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos (Sucre - Bolivia);
*Official selection - international film festival Fest Cine Pedra Azul 2018 (Brazil).

- Director of the short film EUREC4a (2019)
Experience of an international scientific cooperation in Germany on the sea level rising

Last Scientific papers
• Diversity of marine heatwave trends across the Mediterranean Sea over the last decades (Hugo Dayan, Ronan McAdam, Simona Masina, Sabrina Speich – Journal of Operational Oceanography – Ocean State Report 6 - 2021).
• High-end scenarios of sea-level rise for coastal risk-averse stakeholders (Hugo Dayan, Gonéri Le Cozannet, Sabrina Speich, Rémi Thiéblemont, 2021 - Frontiers in Marine Science).
• Finance and climate science: worlds apart ? (Vincent Bouchet, Hugo Dayan, Camille Contoux, 2021 - Journal of risk research).

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I am 34 years old and I have been working in the world of public scientific research for 10 years.
Research was a revelation for me when I was 21 years old. It was 2008 and I had just graduated with an engineering degree in environmental sciences. It was when I saw on television the sensitive and thoughtful words of glaciologist Jean Jouzel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that I became aware of the stakes of climate change and the danger it poses to all humanity. I then decided to get involved in climate research... or rather for the climate.
After obtaining a PhD in 2013 on extreme climate events, I chose to continue the now increasingly classic path of a young researcher in the public sector.

However, my career path is distinguished by my aspiration to combine academic and non-academic research, to combine laboratory research and field research in interaction with
physicists, glaciologists, sociologists, geographers, biologists and economists and to collaborate in training courses, institutional or in interaction with society, on the themes of sustainability. This ambition has allowed me to situate myself at the crossroads of of fundamental research, applied research and teaching and thus to provide keys to understanding climate issues and the nature of the transformations to be implemented and in particular the attention paid to listening to local actors and transmitting knowledge to the widest audience.

It then seemed necessary to me to act by continuing the exploration of a new aesthetic of production and knowledge sharing already started with the realization in 2018 of my first feature film "Lovely Working for the New Moonlight" . My experiences as a researcher and documentary filmmaker have thus allowed me to make a reference film for the general public and for researchers torn between their scientific missions and their citizen's word in the face of the climate emergency, and whose youngest are delivered in addition to the precariousness of their imaginary.

A cinematographic narrative, based on solid knowledge, is the tool of a more interactive politics of aesthetics and a more positive aesthetics of politics. It enriches the public space, the space of what is common, a welcoming stage for encounters, sharing and discoveries, which invites the public to react as "spect-actors": the very intention of the cinema that "opens the eyes and makes the head rise".

The film "Alors tu trouves?" is based on a research of facts as well as on the human experiences of the researchers of the "Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement" (LSCE) and the "Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique" (LMD). This view is therefore both that of a young researcher who is fulfilling himself as a researcher but also that of a director for whom the transmission of knowledge needs emotion.
This point of view can offer a better understanding of "indisciplinary" objects, universes of uncertainties that are notably creation and, since Man has influenced it, the climate.
Universes that researchers can only try to master through interdisciplinary work and in the scientific and ethical perspective of the sustainability of developments. And when the characters, these "creators-actors", play their own role in a film about research, creation and climate, the images gain in authenticity and thickness of life.

It is then the narration of the sensitive that is filmed. "So , stil digging ? "enters into the intimacy of the doubts and sorrows but also the hopes of those who live. It recounts personal paths and collective stories that are both humble and strong, reveals their links, and sheds light on the challenges and the local cooperative and interactive paths to come, both for the climate and for research .