Baleines. Les gardiennes de la planète
24x24cm - 15,9€
The beautiful children’s non-fiction book based on the film, event of 2023!
The book accompanies the release of the documentary, inspired by the poem Whale Nation by Heathcote Williams, in theaters on February 22, 2023.
Photographs from the film directed by Jean-Albert Lièvre.
QR codes to listen to excerpts from the film’s soundtrack and to raise awareness among children.
– The book accompanies the release of the blockbuster film inspired by the poem “Whale Nation” by Heathcote Williams,
in cinemas in late February 2023.
– A story and illustrations by François Place.
– Photographs from the film directed by Jean-Albert Lièvre.
– QR codes to listen to extracts from the film’s soundtrack and to raise awareness among children.
– Promotional relay in 35,000 schools by Belin Éducation.
FRANÇOIS PLACE studied visual expression at the École Estienne, before starting his career in illustration. As an illustrator, he has worked in the fields of audiovisual, corporate press, publishing and advertising. He revealed his talent as an author in 1992 with the publication of “Les derniers géants”, a book that won numerous awards. He has written more than 50 books, and has been awarded 26 prizes.
JEAN ALBERT LIÈVRE
Director Jean-Albert Lièvre has always had the vocation of showing the planet through the prism of animal documentary. In 1992, he signed his first production as an independent. He was contacted by Nicolas Hulot and worked as a director on the programs Ushuaia, the extreme magazine, then Ushuaïa Nature. In 1997, he created with Olivier Wargny and Laure Trassard the documentary production company WLP. He is at the origin of several program concepts on the theme of the environment and discovery, including: Acting for the environment, The nature agenda, The Space weather report. In 2005, at the request of Nicolas Hulot and Patrick Le Lay, he participated in the creation of Ushuaia television and created the program Sur les routes d’Ushuaia with Pascal Anciaux. In 2007, Claude Chirac asked him to direct the opening film of the Paris Citizen of the Earth conference for the presidency of the French Republic. The same year, he wrote, co-produced and directed for Nicolas Hulot the feature documentary Le Syndrome du Titanic for the cinema circuit in France and in many European countries. His documentary Flore, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, received the award for best documentary at COLCOA in Los Angeles in 2014.