Eaux mortesdocumentary


Jean Christophe Gaudry

France • 2012 • 52′

In Aigues-Mortes on 17 August 1893, French workers assassinated others – Italians – with part of the population remaining unmoved. This was followed by anti-French riots throughout Italy. The national press in both countries made a great noise, talking in terms of a looming war. The governments then used pacification. All the accused were acquitted after a botched enquiry. The families of the victims received financial compensation. The massacre then disappeared little by little from the history of France, as if wiped out of memories. Until recently.

Camargue, France

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