An herbal heritage


Although the official herbalist diploma was abolished in 1941, “folk” knowledge of healing herbs has nonetheless survived in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Professor André Caudron, 94 years old, biologist and pharmacist, has devoted his life to phytotherapy and the validation of traditional knowledge. At the school of plants in Bailleul and in its gardens, he transmits this heritage, revisited by science, to truly passionate students.

For this film about the knowledge of our ancestors, the director followed the professor over a period of roughly ten years.

An herbal heritage

An herbal heritage


Year : 2015
Author-director : Daniel Schlosser
Duration : 52 minutes
Distribution : Rambalh - Les Films de l'Ortie

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Commentary: Elisabeth Tissot Guerraz

Image and sound: Daniel Schlosser

Editing: Frédéric Vermeersch

Music: Gaspard Dhumes

In coproduction with Wéo – Télés Nord-Pas-de-Calais, ASTV and Pictanovo with the support of the Nord – Pas – de – Calais Region.

With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée and Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts.