DER Documentary

Market Day (Jour de Marché)

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by Jacqueline Veuve
color, 90 min, 2002

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Every Tuesday and Saturday, in the middle of the small town of Vevey in the canton of Vaud, one of the most beautiful country markets of Switzerland is held. It has existed for over 500 years in the exact same spot. In the old days people came from the surrounding countryside with wagons, carts and horses loaded down with wood, hay, chestnuts, butter, cheese. Today, market gardeners, mushroom pickers, fishermen and flower vendors sell the produce of their effort and their passion, on which the rules of world trade are very harsh. They are all people who make a scant living, and who with each passing year are being replaced at the market by retailers. These merchants are people who have inherited a trade and a way of life that in most cases are on the verge of extinction. Market Day pays them homage.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Berlin Europa Prize, Locarno (Filmmakers of the present), Leipzig
Reality Festival Beaubourg, Paris
Francophone Festival, Vienna and Bratislava
Festival Alps and Adria Cinema, Trieste
Environmental Film Festival, Washington
Festival International, Bilbao
Festival Jardins et Paysage, Gaillac

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