About the film
death penalty presidential election social democrat 1980s left politics french history
10 mai 1981 : Changer la vie ?
Release Date: May 11, 2021
|Genres||:||Documentary, TV Movie, History|
|Production Companies||:||Maximal Productions, L'Obs, France Télévisions|
|Producers||:||Raphaël Giletti, Olivier Pelenc|
|Writers||:||Stéphane Benhamou, Cécile Amar|
Fourty years ago, in May 1981, with François Mitterrand's election, some people were letting themselves dream about a better life while others were predicting the coming of soviet tanks upon the Champs-Élysées. If we gladly remember the turning point of austerity in 83, there were also the wage rises, the fifth week of paid leave, the abolition of death penalty, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, or the advent of independent radio stations. Rare archives and accounts by those who were at the heart of this story give an overview of it and shed light on lesser-known aspects.