ALL POWER TO THE IMAGINATION: MAY ’68 IN FRANCE


Fifty years ago this May, over 10 million French workers joined protesting students in the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country, and the first wildcat general strike in history. Striking workers occupied 122 factories all across France, crippling the economy and nearly toppling the government. Some have argued that the rebellion in May 1968 was the single most important revolutionary event of the 20th century — it wasn’t participated in by a lone demographic, such as workers or students, rather it was a popular uprising that superseded ethnic, cultural, age and class boundaries.

It is a film capturing the atmosphere prevailing among the students and workers during the events of May ‘68. We will follow the screening with a discussion on the importance of these events and what lessons can be taken and put into practice by rebels acting 50 years later, in 2018.

Directed by Seymour Drescher and Eugene McCreary. 41 min. 16 mm. USA. 
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