Paris. May 1968. Student protests and massive general strikes spread and immobilize the whole country. Sometimes violent, complex and idealistic, these events have shaped French society for decades afterwards. To mark the 50th anniversary, Alliance Française de Jersey presents an original exhibition of photographs by photo reporter Philippe Gras. From Sorbonne University to street barricades, this exhibition offers an insight into a major event of French contemporary history.

The preview will be followed by the screening of a documentary , ‘May 68, a Strange Spring’ (Dominique Beaux, 105 mins). With testimonies of key players who lived those events (police, politicians and students), this film redraws May 68’s chronology and analyses its impact on French society.

The film will be screened at 7pm in the Marie Ritchie Room and in French with English subtitles. Free admission.

This exhibition is organised by Alliance Française de Jersey, with the support of l’Association des Amis de Philippe Gras, Institut Française and Jersey Arts Centre.