Competition - Grand reportage

Pandémie, la révolte des citoyens contre l’Etat

By Matteo Born & Françoise Weilhammer

Across Europe, tens of thousands of people lost relatives in the first wave of Covid-19. Were we ready for a pandemic? Many criticise the unpreparedness and negligence displayed by governments and are organising themselves to hold their political and health authorities to account. For the first time, this report from Temps Présent takes a look at these citizen mobilizations in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, and gives a voice to those who are calling for the justice system to fulfil its duty.

Co-presented with the RTS   Broadcast on Temps Présent, RTS on March 18

  • Section Competition - Grand reportage
  • Original language(s) French

CovidGrassroot MovementsSwitzerland

Matteo Born & Françoise Weilhammer


  • Temps Présent

Rights holder

  • RTS - Radio télévision suisse romande
Production country
World Premiere
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Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmakers