Lovely working for the new moonlight


A part of the team is, here, in front of  “Cafe Cultura”  at  the place of Quadrado in Trancoso (Estado da Bahia : Brazil)



Hugo DAYAN, the director


-Engineer and doctor in environment and climate sciences
– Researcher at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) working on topics related to local (social, economic, environmental and cultural) capacity to adapt to climate change impacts …
… I’m a researcher… but heavily influenced by the art of cinematography and the aesthetics of the knowledge sharing
This interest started to rise especially during my field research missions (2012-2015) , including several short films, within the cartographic framework of the ESSAS program (https://apreis.eu/essas). This program dealt with local, sustainable creative initiatives in South America and was led by the scientific, artistic and cultural laboratory, APREIS, the independent and non-profit producer of this film.
My first intention was to explore a new aesthetics of knowledge and of its sharing, an aesthetics able to highlight the artistic and sensible faces of life by creating  a recreational and artistic construction of reality that makes more visible “the invisible”. When all the characters play their own role in a film about artistic and social creation in using their simple and deep words to describe their humble and powerful experiences, the images gain in authenticity and depth of life. It is a spectacle of the life art which is filmed. “Trabajar bonito” shows the intimacy of dreams and hopes but also doubts and sorrows of those who seek and build sustainable paths of life. In giving real life to a story, the “cre-actors” emotionally touches the general audience, while also inspiring through their smiles a quiet sense of wonder and dream. Such an approach is both an artistic and ethic choice but it is also based on sound knowledge.  The result is a film that reaches far beyond the usual borders between documentary and fiction and leads to an aesthetics policy, more interactive, and a policy aesthetics, more constructive. Aesthetics that broaden the public space, the space we have in common, a universal and contextualized scene conducive to human contacts, to emotions sharing and to discoveries which enables the viewing public to react as « spect-actors » : the very intention of the cinema making people opens the eyes and raises the head.



Léo DAYAN,  the screenwriter 



After having contributed, as a scientific advisor, to the documentary “Nothing to throw” for Wapiti Productions & Canal Planète2 , I became aware of my desire  to turn into pictures  and into a screenplay the scientific knowledge that I know to share in a picturesque practical  and efficient manner.  Having an  extensive knowledge of South America, directing several programs, including the ESSAS mapping program (https://apreis.eu/essas) at the origin of this documentary, I have the opportunity with it to tell the economics …  others economics and so be able to do “lovely working  for the new moonlight”, sense of the word “development” in Quechua.