HISTORY OF A NATION
Director(s): Yann COQUART – Writer(s): Françoise DAVISSE, Carl ADERHOLD Contact Print page
The history we’re going to tell is that of modern France. France after the disastrous Battle of Sedan during the Franco-Prussian War and the ensuing civil war in Paris in 1871.
The third republic needed internal and external immigration and laid the foundations for a project of integration and assimilation and defined, for the first time, the right to be French. Since then, millions of immigrants had to blend into the French melting-pot…which has evolved and changed over time.
Today a quarter of the French population trace their roots back to places outside the national territory: the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren of the women and men for whom becoming French has been a defining moment in their personal history.
Their tales are like a great human adventure novel of the history of France set to the backdrop of the world at large…with all its ups and downs.
Eps 1: 1870-1918, Birth of a Nation
Eps 2: 1920-1945, France, Land of emigration
Eps 3: 1945-1973, Trente glorieuses – The Glorious Thirty
Eps 4: 1973-2005, The Young generation