Aging, flat birth-rate, urban exodus : Aguaviva, an isolated Spanish village had slow death as its destiny. But the Mayor, sending newspaper ads abroad, refused fatality : he would warrant work and home for any family with two children settling down for 5 years. Today, twenty new families almost twiced the population. The village gets full, the school is busy, the experience brings hope to everyone, far remote from the ambiant deception and individualism.