In May 1968 two film directors, Peter Kassovitz and Claude Otzenberger, were sent by the General Status of French Film to interview supporters of social and political order: Gaullist activists or followers, business managers, police trade-union officials, associations of people repatriated from Algeria, and activists of the far right. However, they were not able to turn their pictures into full-fledge documentary films. Seven of their film documents are now preserved in Paris in the Forum des Images. These unfinished products are a useful new source to understand the motivations of the opposite forces in French society during the movement of 1968.
Around ’68By Sébastien Layerle