Sur Les Toits

Sur Les Toits

French Prison Rebellions of the Early 1970s

Downloadable Video - 2014
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What exactly occurred in French prisons between September 1971 and the end of 1972? For the very first time in French history, prison inmates collectively initiated prison revolts that lead to a take over of their prisons, to the occupying of prison rooftops and to the direct communication of their demands to the public. During that time over 35 listed mutinies occurred, two of which left a mark on the collective consciousness in France. The first mutiny took place in Toul, in North East France in early September of 1971. The second mutiny broke out about a month later and 40 kilometers away from Toul, in the prison of Nancy, in the heart of downtown. Now, 40 years later this film dusts off that long-forgotten page of social struggle, by putting in the limelight those who lived it, initiated it, repressed and supported this movement of revolts: The Mutineers of Nancy's prison, a prison warden from Toul, leading lawyer Henri Leclerc, sociologist Daniel Defert, the voice of the philosopher Michel Foucaul and ex-convict, writer and political activist Serge Livrozet.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Drolc, Nicolas, , 1987-, , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 35 min., 45 sec.)) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: Drolc, Nicolas 1987-,
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