Film subtitled in:
1918 The General Strike Confrontation
In November 1918, in the final days of the world war, Switzerland went through the first and only national general strike in its history. This film shows the sequence of events that led to this national confrontation - between the workers and the bourgeoisie - which had a lasting influence on Swiss institutions and society.
A film by Frederic Hausammann
DVD – PAL
«Drawing on a wealth of iconography, Frédéric Hausammann looks back at the causes of the event. Fascinating!» – TV8
«Watching Frédéric Hausammann's film is an act of citizenship.» – Le Temps
«The national strike appears in Hausammann's work more as a constellation than as an event. For example, it was the Italian workers in tunnel construction who had spread the means of the strike in Switzerland.» – Die Wochenzeitung