Ça commence aujourd'hui (It all starts today)
This film depicts the reality of life for children in an urban community in Northern France, whose economy has been shattered by closures in the mining industry.
Most families are now left with absent fathers looking for work or fathers either drunk, violent and full despair.
Off-air recording, BBC4, 12/04/04. With English subtitles.
FR FILM 195(DVD) Open access