Les Diggers de San Francisco
Film by Céline Deransart and Alice
Book by Alice Gaillard
Alice and Céline first contacted us via the Guestbook back in the mid-90s.
Like many who first hear of the Diggers, they were enthralled by the prophetic
vision and the action stories that are the legacy of this moment in time. Alice
and Céline decided to do a film that would bring this history to the youth of
France. They trekked to California in the late 1990s and spent several weeks
tracking everyone down with their video master, Jean-Pierre Ziren, to capture
interviews and still photos of the archives.
In 1998, Les Diggers de San Francisco was broadcast on the French
cable channel Canal+ and has been rebroadcast over the years since. In 2009,
Alice published her history, Les Diggers, Revolution et Contre-Culture a San
Francisco (1966-1968) which included a DVD of the film. [See book cover
Céline passed away a few years ago. I hope that Alice and Jean-Pierre do not
think it presumptuous of me to include a copy of their wonderful film here.
After all, as we used to say, "what goes around comes around." Bon, et merci.