Our Defeats (Nos défaites)
Our Defeats (Nos défaites) Director Jean-Gabriel Periot

An exercise in solidarity

activism: The French rebel police's handling of protesters has led to a dramatic change in attitudes of students at a high school on the outskirts of Paris.

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Published: November 5, 2019
Our Defeats (Nos défaites)
Director: Jean-Gabriel Periot
( France)

Initially creates Our Defeats an impression that French youth is not very politically oriented. The documentary, which was shown on Berlinale og Visions du Reel in Nyon, is a web of personal interviews conducted in the period May to June 2018, with students at a high school in Ivry-sur-Seine, a municipality in a suburb of Paris. To the best of their ability, students answer questions about left-wing philosophy (perplexed about having to explain what communism is and what a trade union does), what attitudes they have towards strikes and resistance (they consider this irrelevant to themselves for

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