MIPBlog spoke to Benjamin Carle, creator of the documentary Made in France, with producer Alexandre Amiel, of Caméra Subjective.
The film, in which Carle, inspired by French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg’s call to defend French-made products, lives for a year without a single product made outside his country. This notably means he has to do without a fridge… “because France doesn’t produce any more fridges,” said Carle. “That’s when you see there’s a problem with manufactured goods in this country.”
Made in France was a huge success on local channel Canal+. Now, at MIPTV, beyond seeking international sales, the show is being rolled out as a format — called “My Life Made In…” which could be applied in any number of countries, on the theme of globalisation and consumerism. “It’s a universal idea,” said Amiel. “‘Made in France’ is interesting, but what about ‘Made in the UK, the USA or Italy?’ The problematic is the same all around the world.”