Uprisal

Protests are one of the great engines of contemporary history. Unpredictable, they suddenly threw millions of people in the streets… 

2014

Protests are one of the great engines of contemporary history. Unpredictable, they suddenly threw millions of people in the streets, unsettling even the strongest-established regimes, leading to bloody confrontations that often and never ended as expected. But why do some people rebel when some others in the same situation don’t? These mechanisms remain a mystery. Comparing five major protests of modern times, this collection sheds a new light on these storms that change the world. May 1968 in France, Iran in 1979, Poland in 1980, China in 1989 and Tunisia in 2010… regardless of the time, the regime and the country, rebellions follow the same rules.

Written by / Directed by
Written and directed by Cédric Tourbe
Length
4×52′
Broadcasted on
France 5
RTS
Broadcasted in
2014