Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored / Léon Blum: Hai et adoré

Raised as a French Jew in a large family, Léon Blum changed the face of modern France. As head of the French government from 1936 to 1937, and again in 1938, he became a symbol for the Socialist party and French progressive ideals, thanks to the reforms he initiated on behalf of workers as well as women’s rights. The Dreyfus Affair prompted Blum to think about his Jewish Identity and he became involved in the Zionist movement. Loved by the workers, he had enemies among Petain and the far-right, whose vicious anti-Semitism targeted him. A handsomely-made and informative documentary, featuring a treasure trove of archival materials and beautiful use of animation.

Original title:
Léon Blum: Hai et adoré
Year:
2015
Length:
58 minutes
Country:
Director:
Julia Bracher, Hugo Hayat

Shown at

  1. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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