Our Defeats

Dokus
| 95 min
French
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Jean-Gabriel Périot asks students on the outskirts of Paris to reenact iconic films from the '68 era and share their thoughts. Although at first they are barely able to engage politically or define the idea of revolution, they gradually realise that the perspectives of the past still affect our politics today. Périot provides a sociological overview of a new generation that is less idealistic but can still be mobilised when a cause brings them together. "OUR DEFEATS is a revealing portrait of the endearing fragility of 16-year-olds, whose instinctive opinions are often still in full development, and brings powerful testimony to the evolution of ideals and ideologies." (cineuropa)