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La Commune (Paris, 1871) ()

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Using the "You Are There" approach of earlier radio and TV days, Watkins has a male and female news team from "Commune TV" wandering through the poorest district of Paris inviting people to express their grievances against the state to the camera. While the people bitterly suffer because of the government's inept defeat at the hands of the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War, their anger inspires solidarity for them throughout Paris, and although they briefly rise up and seize power, they are brutally put down in the end. (IMDB Comments)

Genres: Drama, War

Country: France

Directed By: Peter Watkins

Written By: Peter Watkins, Agathe Bluysen