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L’Épopée des gueules noires

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This film revisits the heroic actions of France’s miners. Without them, the country could never have become a great power at the end of the 19th century, nor have survived two world wars. Through incredible archival research and a cinematographic exploration of the deserted mining regions, the film portrays the most symbolic generation of the working class in France’s industrial history, as it gathers testimonies from the former miners who are now icons in the collective imagination.

France2017 • 01:34 • Documentary • Competition

Director : Fabien Béziat, Hugues Nancy
Author-scriptwriter : Fabien Béziat, Hugues Nancy
Original Score : Michel Korb
Editing : Fabien Béziat
DoP : Dominique Gentil, Laurent Fénart, Jean-Louis Laforêt, Charles Sautreuil
Sound : Matthieu Daude, Jean-Christophe Girard

Production company
Fabrice Coat, Program33
33 rue Trousseau
75011 Paris, France
Phone : +33 1 4807 3333

World Sales company
Program33
33 rue Trousseau
75011 Paris, France
Phone : +33 1 4807 3333

Production company
Christine Doublet, Program33
33 rue Trousseau
75011 Paris, France
Phone : +33 1 4807 3333

With the participation of
France Télévisions

Co-production company
Institut national de l'audiovisuel