Our lucky hours

by Martine Deyres, France, Switzerland, Belgium, 77’, 2019

Between 1939 and 1945, more than 40,000 internees died of hunger in French psychiatric hospitals. Only one place escapes this hecatomb, the asylum of a village isolated from the center of France – Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole. What made this place so different? Few hours of amateur films accidentally discovered, arising from the past, come to testify thousand and one daily inventions of a place of resistance.

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