«Ils ont tué Jaurès was set in  Carmaux, a mining site in the south of France. It was performed to an audience of 5200 people on successive evenings in the first weeks of August 1994 to celebrate  the 80 th anniversary of the death of Jean Jaurès.
Alain Decaux , the French academic was the author and the narrator.
On stage were 150 amateur and professional actors.
Cinema was used  to retrace events in «Assemblée Nationale» and in the mines. It was also used to evoke both «The Dreyfus’ case» and the assassination of Jaurès.
The spectacle received wide aclaim

Filmed for French television (channel France 3) and video distribution.

 

Extracts from press reviews:

«A grandiose spectacle»
France 3 television

«This spectacle is a very good example of popular culture and has found a rightful place in television.»
Télé 7 jours.

«The producer knows how to handle crowds»
Le Nouvel Observateur.

«Superb and moving»
Télé Loisirs.
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