Red Zone

52' documentary film by Laetitia Moreau and Olivier Dubuquoy

A 52-minute documentary film by Laetitia Moreau and Olivier Dubuquoy.
The Gardanne alumina factory has drawn a great deal of attention, divided the government, set ecologists against the factory’s employees, fishermen against miners, locals against toxicology experts.

But that’s nothing new!

For 50 years, the industrials who have successively managed this factory, have thought up new tactics and used greenwashing and sciencewashing, to get politicians, scientists, the health authorities and the general public to believe in the harmlessness of the toxic sludge produced during the transformation of bauxite into alumina and to thus endorse their choice of discharging this residue into the Mediterranean.


Les Films d’Ici
Gorgone Productions
France Télévisions


France 3 Stella
Public Sénat

With the support of

de France 3 Stella
de Public Sénat
du CNC
de la Procirep-Angoa
de la Région Hauts-de-France
de la Région PACA