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A French Crime

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  00:53:00  2011  Color  Sound

Jean Zay, the minister of National Education in Léon Blum ’ s government, was in 1940 the first sentenced politician of the Pétain ’ s regime. Jailed during forty months, he died mysteriously on the 20th June 1944. This film proposes an investigation on this disappearance and an analysis of this murder.

Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of many stock documents (black and white film archives, black and white photographs, cuttings etc.).
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original score (Benoît Delbecq).
PersonnalitiesZAY Jean
SIMONIN Anne(IRICE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Paris 1 et Univ. Paris 4); PROST Antoine(Centre d'histoire sociale du XXème siècle, UMR CNRS et Univ. Paris I); PIKETTY Caroline(Archives Nationales); MARTIN-ZAY Catherine; MOUCHARD-ZAY Hélène; FERRARI Alain; WIEVIORKA Olivier(Centre d'histoire sociale du XXème siècle, UMR CNRS et Univ. Paris I)
Date of broadcasting30/11/2011 (France 3 Centre)
Rediffusions2012/02/20 (France 3)  





Technical Sheet
Item No.2821
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportDigital Beta 16:9
Delivery supportDV Cam