Gudie Lawaetz – Mai 68 (1974)

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40 years on: Mai 68
This movie was made by Uk journalist Gudie Lawaetz only 4 years after the events took place. It was not much publicized at the time and was released in VHS a decade later.
In addition to the interviews the movie uses the largest archival footage never gathered on May 68, including the famous scene “la reprise du travail aux usines Wonder” .

interviews of: Pierre Viansson-Ponte, Pierre Mendes France, Jacques Sauvageot, Alfred Kastler, Daniel Cohn Bendit, Maurice Grimaud, Alain Peyrefitte, Jacques Sauvageot, Alain Geismar, Gerard Monate, Pierre Mendes France, Georges Seguy, Alain Krivine, Maurice Clavel, Christian Fouchet, Edmond Maire, Anne Wiazemsky

quote 1: “France has been known to go along quietly for decades under unsatisfactory regimes, only to erupt in protests and civil chaos when finally sufficiently aroused. This documentary chronicles the Parisian uprisings of students, young people and disaffected intellectuals in May of 1968, an event that coincided with a nationwide trade-union strike. By the end of May, however, the unions had settled with the government, and the students, no doubt fatigued, left the streets. These protests and strikes very nearly brought down the de Gaulle government and paved the way for a national vote of no-confidence in 1969.” ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

quote 2: “Un déluge d’informations, de mots et d’images, ne masquent pas la difficulté de tenir un discours cohérent sur l’événement le plus original, si ce n’est le plus important de l’après-guerre. La réalisatrice et journaliste anglaise Gudie Lawaetz (qui collabora à “The Observer”, à la BBC et à la NBC) a réuni des kilomètres de pellicule: documents pris sur le vif, extraits des nombreux “films militants” des années qui ont suivi. En même temps, les témoignages et les débats permettent de poser les questions essentielles, de situer justement le fossé qui s’est creusé entre les étudiants insurgés et la majorité d’une classe ouvrière plus réaliste, entre l’aventurisme des uns et l’orthodoxie des autres, entre les illusions du lyrisme révolutionnaire et l’immobilisme des appareils effrayés par la spontanéité de la révolte.”


1.32GB | 1:40:29 | 640 × 480 | avi
http://nitroflare.com/view/C6C1A88DF45F80D/MAI68_P1.avi
http://nitroflare.com/view/0A3A452054D3AFB/MAI68_P2.avi

Language(s):French
Subtitles:None

One comment

  1. sorry, it’s useless without subtitles…

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