1968

Resumption of work at the «Wonder» factory

a film by Pierre Bonneau, Liane Estiez-Willemont, Jacques Willemont
10 min
Langue : Français
Son : Mono
Format : Vimeo, Fichier numérique, Bluray, DCP
Versions disponibles : VFR, VENG

This film shows the workers at the Wonder battery factory who, on 9 June 1968, in the morning, vote in favour of resuming work, after a three-week strike.

A young woman refuses to go back. She yells: «I won’t go back, no, I won’t»; «I just ever don’t want to set foot in that damned dump again.»

Workers gather around her. The union representatives, who had favoured the end of the strike, come along and try to calm her down. A student who was passing by added fuel to the flames. That was enough for this sequence shot to become a classic of cinema direct.