Mai 68, La belle ouvrage

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Shot in Paris during the tumultuous events of May, 1968 this documentary looks at the social upheaval of that time and compares them to today's anti-globalization movement. In 2008 Loïc Magneron edited archive recordings shot in 1968 by his father Jean-Luc Magneron, and using his voice over by Magneron Sr. The starting point is a famous speech by then-President Charles de Gaulle about the police response during the uprisings. This is followed by testimonies from politicians, intellectuals, students, and artists. These interviews and other archive material have never been broadcast on television before. They offer a new perspective on police violence and refer to today's anti-globalization movement.