WWF France launches “Classé-F”, an effective audio thriller to talk about deforestation


By using today’s means – an audio series that looks like a thriller – to inform and mobilize around the problem of deforestation and while a historic European bill is being discussed to stop it (response June 28), WWF has succeeded: “Classified-F” should allow the voice of the NGO to resonate on the subject beyond the usual circles of ecological activists.

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Isabelle Autissier, honorary president of the organization, is convinced: “Numbers are absolutely necessary – they are reality – but alone they seem powerless to make us understand and act.she said to World. Fiction makes it possible to reach more widely, better and differently. You can appropriate it, imagine yourself in the place of the characters: it’s less dry than expert reports. »

That’s what the sailor just did with her novel The Shipwreck of Venice (Stock, 266 p., €20.50), an invitation to come out of denial in the face of rising oceans. On the podcast side, this is what Christophe Barreyre does in particular on France Inter with “Panda, the voice of jihad” (on the terrorist journey of the Clain brothers) and “Mauvaise graine” (on the Breton food industry).

very masculine world

The “Classé-F” series – based on the model of Don’t look up in audio mode features a trainee parliamentary assistant. After making a damning discovery, Iris will try everything to change the law that intends to put an end to deforestation. In six episodes carried by actors Alice Isaaz (Mademoiselle de Joncquières, A moment of bewilderment) and Sandor Funtek (Supremes, K contrary), gives voice to power and influence games, economic issues in the face of humanitarian and ecological emergencies.

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With the often naive as much as necessary ardor of youth, Iris demands answers, tired of hearing ” it’s more complicated “, “It’s not me who decides”, ” I can not do anything ” too often used. And what about the words that literally hide the forest since “deforesting” has become a “swear word” and that we should now prefer “convert”…

“Classified-F” comes to put the human in a reality which, although known, remains more than worrying

It is also a still very masculine world that makes itself heard, a world where men always have better things to do than listen to a young woman, especially when she threatens their interests.

Informative and quantified (did we know that agriculture is the cause of nearly 90% of deforestation in the world and that 60 million indigenous people depend on forests for their survival?), “Classified-F” comes to put of the human in a reality which, although known, remains more than worrying.

Despite some flaws (the verb and the game are sometimes a bit caricatural), this initiative of WWF France is very valuable. Or, as Isabelle Autissier sums it up, “The more of us there are, the more chance we have of winning. The series shows that together we can act! “.

“Classified-F”, WWF France audio series (Fr., 2022, 6 ×10-15 min). Available on all listening platforms: Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcasts, etc.

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