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In Bresse (Burgundy) the raising of chickens is a dedicated family business.
« A very unusual year » tells of the passionate relationship the local breeders have with a race of white chickens with blue feet, the famous « chapons ».
The film was shot between September 2005 and October 2006, at the peak of Bird Flu, when many breeders were brutally confronted with the H5N1 crisis.
Here they tell us of their daily life, their pride in their work and the fear of an epidemic that could undo all.
The film retraces, through their own eyes, that traumatic year.