Les Diggers de San Francisco

Film by CÚline Deransart and Alice Gaillard / Book by Alice Gaillard

Alice and CÚline 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 CÚline 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 below]

CÚline 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. --eric

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[Note: In experimenting with different video streaming services, Vimeo is my preferred service currently. However, YouTube has one advantage: the viewer can jump to any point in the video. With Vimeo, the viewer has to wait for the video to load before being able to jump around. So, here's the YouTube version of Les Diggers in case anyone wants to have the ability to jump.]



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