On an asteroid transformed into an artificial satellite of the Earth and a mining colony lives a population in exile. Its inhabitants work hard to extract the billions of tons of rare minerals that the asteroid contains. All these precious rocks are sent through a gigantic pipeline called l'Ombilicon to a planet Earth abandoned to radiations. Everyone up there lives his life, and keeps hope to make the Earth habitable again. However, during a routine computer operation, signals intercepted by an artificial intelligence, suggest that the situation on Earth would be very, very different. As the unsuspected awakening of a volcano that was thought forever asleep, the asteroid starts to bubble.
OMBILICON is a film shot during a month-long immersion in a rural elementary school. The film plays with the register of science fiction to address students' ecological concerns through role-playing and improvisation.