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The Monopoly of Violence

As anger and resentment grows in the face of social inequalities during the Yellow Vests movement in France, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with ever-increasing police violence.

Documentary 2020 89 mins Not rated

Director: David Dufresne

Overview

As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with ever-increasing violence. In The Monopoly of Violence, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.

Journalist David Dufresne has collected numerous striking amateur images of police violence during the Yellow Vests movement in France and proposes a reflection on the order maintenance and the means devoted to it by political powers.