restricted access From “The Estates General of the French Cinema, May 1968” (France, 1968)

In the aftermath of May ’68, French film directors (whose actions in many ways precipitated the events of May with the uprisings around l’Affaire Langlois in February 1968) came together to radically reimagine the French cinema in light of the recent student and workers strikes. Below is perhaps the most utopian and anticapitalist report in the series issued by the Estates General in its call for a new, egalitarian, politically engaged cinema.