Work| How the French police wounded a peaceful Yellow Vest demonstrator

15 minutes -, 2019 - 🇬🇧 English subtitled
Role: co-direction, open source research, spatial analysis, editing, motion, 3D
Journalist, co-director: A. Balluffier
(full credits below)


On the 12th January 2019, in Bordeaux, Olivier Beziade was seriously injured in the head. His case adds to the list of hundreds of wounded since the beginning of the « Yellow vests » movement.

To understand what happened, we analyzed hundreds of photos and videos, interviewed about fifteen key-witnesses, and recreated the stage in a 3-D model.

Our investigation reveals how Olivier Beziade was the target of a Defence ball launcher (LBD40) shot in the head despite the fact that he was posing no threat. But also from an authorized stinger grenade throw. It shows how the french police sometimes use dangerous weapons, without respecting the principles of « necessity and proportionality » as it is legally required from them.


Podcast about the making of this video


Role: co-direction, open source research, media/spatial analysis, video editing, motion graphics, 3D
Journalist, co-director: A. Balluffier
Footage: R. Rousel, S. Roy, F. Enero
Executive producers, story editors: Olivier Clairouin, Donald Walther
Additional motion graphics: Marceau Bretonnier, Loïc Kessler, Olivier Escher
Acknowledgements: S. Lehmann, A. Lopez, C. Mayer, U. Amez, N. Chapuis, S. Triki, A. Dayhot, E. Costard, Françoise, Quentin et Lucie, Karim, William