Ecology and Humanism : two Principles in obvious symbiosis. We need to strongly restore them for creating a positive vision of the Future. As I usually say : "Without hope, there is no action. Without action, there won't be Future."
Valérie Valette was born in France [Haute-Loire].
She was involved in several civil society movements on the water thematic.
In France, she was one of the co-founders of the opposition movement to the construction of seven dams on the river Loire in the 1980s.
In Spain, she fought with Aragonese and Catalans citizens against the Spanish Hydrological Plan in the early 2000s.
Both movements achieved victory and were awarded a Goldman Prize, which is the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for ecology [1992 & 2003].
She worked with ERN [European Rivers Network], the Fundacion Nueva Cultura del Agua, the Fondation France-Libertés, the Coalition Eau-Bien-Commun and was a member of the national committee organizing the Alternative World Water Forum [FAME, Marseille - France 2012].
She is now making a series of documentaries – « Flowers of the Future » – introducing alternative local and global solutions in a positive vision of the Future.
The first documentary “Flower of the Future: Agua Boa” [Agua Boa: good water] is about participative democracy and water management, thanks to a large scale progressive socio-environmental programme in Brazil.
Danielle Mitterrand and Leonardo Boff supported this film.
“Flowers of the Future: Dobra Voda” is the second documentary of the series.
Official selection and nomination for the Tournesol Award
Flowers of the Future : Dobra Voda
Festival du Film Vert
Lausanne
2019
Silver award
Flowers of the Future : Dobra Voda
DEAUVILLE Green Awards
Deauville
2018
Official selection
Flowers of the Future : Dobra Voda
Fidadoc
Agadir
Official selection
Flowers of the Future : Dobra Voda
CineEco Festival
Seia
Festival Opening evening with debate about climate with France Nature Environnement and Nicolas Hulot Foundation
Flowers of the Future : Dobra Voda
FIFE Paris
Paris
Ecology and Humanism : two Principles in obvious symbiosis. We need to strongly restore them for creating a positive vision of the Future. As I usually say : "Without hope, there is no action. Without action, there won't be Future."