Republica a people’s paper
A documentary directed by Ginette Lavigne.
- Duration: 55 min
- Director: Ginette Lavigne
- Release date: 1998
- Co-production: A Quimera do Ouro Image Creation INA Les Films du Village RTBF TLT
- Languages: English français
- Participation: Centre du Cinema et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communaute Française de Belgique CNC IPACA Procirep
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Portugal 1975. The Revolution had made people dream for one year already. In the name of the popular power, the factories, the lands and the houses were occupied. May 1975, a socialist daily: the Republica was occupied by the workers’ commitee. This event was the turning point of the Portuguese revolution showing what was at stake: the opponents were no more the right against the left but the revolutionary left against the parliamentary one. The international media understood it quickly, the “Republica affair” hit the headlines for two months. Portugal 1998, some of those who took part in this story remember: civil servants, journalists or typographers.