- France, Belgium
Nour has just been hired as a nurse in the chemical plant where her father, a union delegate and long-time company leader, works. While the plant is undergoing a health inspection, a young journalist is investigating the waste management. The two young women gradually discover that this factory, a pillar of the local economy, is hiding many secrets. Between lies about polluting discharges, doctored medical records and hidden accidents, Nour will have to choose between keeping silent or betraying her father and getting the truth out.
Abel (Louis Garrel), Marianne (Laetitia Casta) and their 13-year-old son Joseph (Joseph Engel) live together in Paris. Their everyday existence is thrown into turmoil when Abel and Marianne discover that Joseph has secretly sold valuables from the family home to finance a mysterious ecological project he and his friends have in Africa. They’re about to save the planet.
Ephraim is an Ethiopian boy whose father flees the effects of drought and goes to look for work in the city. He takes his son to live with distant cousins in an area unaffected by drought. Ephraim has difficulty adjusting to his new life, but he has a constant companion - a pet ewe who follows him everywhere he goes. One day, his uncle tells him he will have to let his ewe be slaughtered for the next religious feast. Ephraim resolves to do whatever it takes to save his only friend and make his way home.
- France, Belgium
In northern Niger, the village of Tatiste, a victim of global warming, is fighting for access to water. Every day, fourteen-year-old Houlaye, like other young people, walks for miles to fetch water, which is essential to the life of the village. This daily task prevents them, among other things, from attending school. The lack of water also forces adults to leave their families each year to go beyond the borders to find the resources necessary for their survival. However, this region has an aquifer lake of several thousand square kilometers in its basement. All it would take is one borehole to bring the coveted water to the center of the village and give everyone a better life.
France, professeure de sport le jour, ouvrière la nuit, milite activement contre l’usage des pesticides. Patrick, obscur et solitaire avocat parisien, est spécialiste en droit environnemental. Mathias, lobbyiste brillant et homme pressé, défend les intérêts d’un géant de l’agrochimie. Suite à l’acte radical d’une anonyme, ces trois destins, qui n’auraient jamais dû se croiser, vont se bousculer, s’entrechoquer et s’embraser.