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

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

Story

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.

More info

→  Interview with Ginkio.com about the making of this video
→  Column by André Gunthert (arretsurimages.net)
→  Article by arretsurimages.net
→  Article by acrimed.org

 

Credits

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