Short film - Documentary
Finished - Minor
2009 - 52 min - FR
Broadcasting date : mai 2010
Director : Hélène Desplanques
Screenplay : Hélène Desplanques
Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Mécanos Productions (FR)
Partners : RTBF (Télévision belge), France 3 Nord Pas-de-Calais Picardie, CRRAV avec l'aide de la Région Nord Pas-de-Calais, Centre National de la Cinématographie, PROCIREP ANGOA, Public Sénat.
For twenty years on, Samsonite manufactured luggage in Hénin-Beaumont, in the Pas-de-Calais.
In 2005, the American group decided to close its only French site. Employees were offered a promising reconversion in the manufacture of solar panels.
Eighteen months later, not a single panel was manufactured and the factory was forced into bankruptcy...
Employees, dismissed without compensation, denounce a sordid legal-financial conspiracy.
A long legal battle is now starting with the “pasionarias” of the factory, with the support of Fyodor Rilov, a lawyer specialized in this type of business.
Cinematographer : Nicolas Duchene, Marina Paugam
Sound : Fabien Luth
Unit manager : Martine Vidalenc