La Zad – Zone à Défendre (Zone to Defend)

Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou for Dartmouth Films/teleSUR
2017  2 x 14mins

Part 1 – History of La Zad
Part 2 – Day to day life in the zone

For decades there has been a local campaign of resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes, Brittany. This resistance culminated in the establishment of a self-organised autonomous zone, known as the ZAD.  Over 40,000 people took part in creative acts of disobedience to defend this zone, a non-hierarchical community with its own bakeries, brewery, newspaper and radio station.