Public and private television images and commentary play today, more than ever before, a key role in social and political life. The Friends of Humanity meet you at the meeting "Trillat and television, Noiriel and yellow vests", May 11 (1). In the context of hot news, the journalist-director Marcel Trillat and the specialist social cinema Tangui Perron propose, Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 in Paris, at the cinema l'Escurial, a montage on some shock moments of the director's career. It opens and ends in the direct confrontation with state censorship: in 1967, his report, made with Hubert Knapp on the strike of the workers of Saint-Nazaire for Cinq Colonnes to the one is forbidden of antenna . But in 1981, he reveals to the Antenne 2 newspaper what the viewers have never known: the massacre of the Algerians twenty years ago, in October 1961, which will be followed by the bloody repression of the anti-OAS militants, in February 1962.
The reflection on journalism, between demand for social truth and instrumentalization of power, is topical. This news is precisely the one that the historian Gerard Noiriel deals with in his new work, the yellow vests in the light of history (Le Monde / Éditions de l'Aube), which is timely with the new developments of this conflict and the reflections that this raises. Participating in Lorraine heart of steel, in 1979-1980, with Trillat, Noiriel gets a certain idea of the treatment in the media of the social life, especially, as it is currently case, when it surprises. This is the subject that will be discussed with the director and the historian, who will be present on May 11 at the Escorial.
Vice President of the Friends of Humanity