Directed by Tizian Büchi

104' /Produced by Alva Films & Territoires sensibles / Switzerland/ 2022

DOP : Diana Vidrascu & Camille Sultan

Color grading : Raphael Dubach



Visions du Reel - International Competition, Karlovy Vary IFF - Special Screenings, Locarno IFF, DOKU FEST Kosovo, DMZ:DOCs, FIFIB Bordeaux, Front Doc Aosta, Bogota IFF, Sao Paolo IFF, Porto Post Doc, Max Ophuls Preis, Ethnocineca, Beldocs, Transilvania IFF 


Grand Prix - Visions du Reel International competition, Award CCAS de Corse at Corsica Doc, Special Mention Grand Jury - Front Doc Aosta


In the heat of the summer, two watchmen secure the river that runs through a neighbourhood in Lausanne. Ammar is new to the job, and Daniel shares his experience with him. During their rounds and encounters with the inhabitants, they observe and are observed, while bonds are being formed. And the question arises: what could have happened by the river?

Tizian Büchi creates a fable—part documentary, part fiction and tinged with magical realism—to subtly question our surveillance society.

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