BLACK ROCK GENERATION
Every year at the end of August, young men and women from around the globe gather in the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City. Far from their daily routine, over the course of a week they try a taste of what utopia would be.
I followed a group of friends in their thirties in their quest for idealism in this extraordinary place. Symbol of a counter-culture movement since its creation in 1986, the Burning Man is an attempt to reject the capitalist system and to forget the individualistic mindset of our society in order to gather around a new community. Like the others « burners », the group of friends seek to reinvent the world and live freely with authentical human relations. The original philosophy of this gathering can be understand as the modern extension of the hippies lifestyle where the principles like the disappearance of money for the benefit of trade, the communal effort, the environmental compliance, and the radical self-expression structure this metropolis.
Produced in August 2017 in Nevada, USA.