The U of I is hosting an exhibition of previously unseen material on the May 1968 French student and labor protests featuring more than 40 images from photographer Philippe Gras and a new documentary by filmmaker Dominque Beaux.
The exhibition, entitled “Au cœur de Mai 68”, is a collaboration between the association des Amis de Philippe Gras and les Films des quatre Planètes. It features 43 previously unpublished images of the May 1968 protests taken by acclaimed photographer Philippe Gras and discovered after his death in 2007. The photography exhibition is accompanied by the documentary film "Mai 68: un étrange printemps" (in French with English subtitles) featuring first-person accounts by politicians, union representatives, and law enforcement.
“Au cœur de mai 68” will be on display at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Foreign Languages Building Atrium on April 24, 25 and 26. The documentary will be screened on April 24 at 6:00 pm in Foreign Languages Building 1080. All events are free and open to the public.