• Short Summary

    AS SHOPKEEPERS IN FRANCE FACE THE EVE OF YET ANOTHER MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S TAX POLICIES, THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL -- PIERRE POUJADE -- MOVES QUIETLY ABOUT HIS BUSINESS AND KEEPS AN INN IN LIMOGES.

  • Description

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    GV VILLAGE.
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    2.
    GV BUILDING.
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    3.
    LV POUJADE SERVING DRINKS AT BAR TO PEOPLE (2 SHOTS).
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    4.
    SV PICTURE ON WALL PAN TO POUJADE PLAYING PIANO.
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    5.
    SV POUJADE PLAYING PIANO.
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    6.
    SV POUJADE SEATED AT TABLE WITH FRIENDS PLAYING CARDS (2 SHOTS).
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    7.
    LV POUJADE LOOKING AT COWS IN SHED.
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    8.
    SV POUJADE ATTENDING CATTLE.
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    9.
    CU DITTO.
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    10.
    CU POUJADE SITTING IN ROOM LOOKING AT PAPERS.
    0.56



    Initials GS/VS/JH/GJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS SHOPKEEPERS IN FRANCE FACE THE EVE OF YET ANOTHER MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S TAX POLICIES, THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL -- PIERRE POUJADE -- MOVES QUIETLY ABOUT HIS BUSINESS AND KEEPS AN INN IN LIMOGES.

    POUJADE FIRST BECAME KNOWN ON THE FRENCH POLITICAL SCENE IN THE EARLY 1950'S, WHEN HE ORGANISED SMALL SHOPKEEPERS THROUGHOUT FRANCE TO FIGHT TAXATION. IN 1953, IN THE SOUTH-WESTERN VILLAGE OF STE. CERE, HE FORMED THE UNION FOR THE DEFENCE OF TRADESMEN AND ARTISANS.

    AT THE TIME WHEN THE FIRST RUMBLINGS OF THE ALGERIAN WAR WERE PRESENTING MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY PROBLEMS, THE MILITANT POUJADISTS BROUGHT STRIFE TO THE HOME FRONT. MANY OF HIS FOLLOWERS WERE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY -- REPUTED AT ONE STAGE TO NUMBER MORE THAN 50.

    MARCHES AND DEMONSTRATIONS SWEPT THROUGH FRANCE AND SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS ROCKED UNDER THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE FURIOUS SHOPKEEPERS. AND NOW, AS THEY PREPARE TO FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT AGAIN, M. POUJADE HAS BOWED OUT OF THE POLITICAL SCENE.

    BUT LIKE HIS COLLEAGUES, HE WILL BE PUTTING UP THE SHUTTERS ON HIS INN THIS WEEK WHEN THE SHOP-KEEPERS DECLARE A NATIONAL ONE-DAY STRIKE ON WEDNESDAY (16 APRIL).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2J1FCMSTDCPG99LPSJP8SRAZY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J1FCMSTDCPG99LPSJP8SRAZY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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