A cartography of the struggling lands across France.
“« Circle of silence », « Protest », « Night standing », « Festive snack », « Unlimited strike » … Everywhere in France, collective groups, associations, unions, citizens are gathering, protesting, taking a stand in the public space to tell their anger, their exasperation, their demands and display their fights.
They occupy symbolic sites : in front of city halls, churches, courts and financial centers. Others prefer a different way : to build, outside cities, new models of working, living, consuming and creating. From the metropolitan struggles to the rural ones of the ZAD or independent collective groups, I have initiated, at the beginning of 2015, a project on these struggling lands. Following the terrorist strikes of November 13th 2015, the state of emergency is declared in France.
It comes with a setback of individual liberties : arbitrary arrests, the multiplication of militants trials, searches and residential assignments for ecologist activists, beaten up protesters, journalists wounded or unable to work.