Striking Under Occupation

A film by Dominique Freyfus & Marie-Jo Pareja

In spring 1941, two strikes shook the Liège area and then the north of France one after the other. Nearly 200,000 workers and miners, pushed to the brink because of unbearable living and working conditions under occupation, dare to defy their occupiers. This social movement, unimaginable in this context, had dramatic consequences that history has been keeping quiet.

Runtime 52 min
Year of completion 2016
Language French

Image Création

Real Productions, WEO/Télés Nord Pas de Calais, RTBF, PICTANOVO. With the participation of TV5 MONDE and the VRT. With the support of the Nord Pas de Calais-Picardie Region, the French National Lottery, the Procirep, The Society for Producers and Angoa (La Société des Producteurs et de l’Angoa).
With the participation of the French Ministry of Defence, The French General Secrétariat for Administration, The French Department of Remembrance, Heritage and Archives (DMPA) and the French National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image, The National Centre of Cinematography and Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius.

Best Documentary and Best International Directors Prizes from the Los Angeles 2016 Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival (WOEFF). Roma Cinema Doc Film Festival, Rome 2016. Figra 2017, officially selected in the History category.




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