Mai '68, La Belle Ouvrage
DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC MAGNERON
At the height of anarchic fervor, Magneron took to the streets of Paris to capture testimonials and responses from an array of witnesses and participants in the skirmishes between students and activists and their enemies, the cops. The result was an unmatched collection of firsthand testimony, in one case delivered from a hospital bed, of frontline fighters, many of them having been severely wounded in the fray, offering accounts of the brutal methods used by the police force under Maurice Grimaud, whose first response to any sign of resistance was invariably truncheon and tear gas.
Mai '68, La Belle Ouvrage is screening as part of the Mai '68: The Struggle Continues series.