À Bientôt, J'Espère (1968)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Social Issues, Workplace Issues  |   Run Time - 39 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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À Bientôt, J'Espère (Be Seeing You) is a black-and-white short film originally made in 1967. At the time, documentary filmmaker Chris Marker was involved in a Marxist art collective called SLON (La Societé de Lancement des Oeuvres Nouvelles, or the Society for Launching New Works). Along with Mario Marret and other filmmakers, Marker brings an objective approach to the subject matter. At the Rhodiaceta textile factory in Besançon, France, the workers in the labor union CGT are on strike. The film is made up of extended monologues and interviews with the strike organizers and workers, who talk at length about the worker's culture and the power of the labor force.

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France, mill-worker, labor-issues, striker, struggle, worker's-rights, working-class, globalization, textile-business