Martha Desrumaux is a North of France child with a novelistic destiny. « Little maid », then factory worker at nine, she will become, through her revolt and commitment, a pioneer in social right fights between the two world wars. Iconic female character of the Front Populaire, Jean Renoir put her in scene in 1936 in the movie « La vie est à nous ». Instigator of the digger’s struggle against the nazi invaders, she is deported in 1942 and involved into the resistance within Ravensbrück’s camp. In 1945, she is designated for being one of the first woman member of parliament in France history, before to fall in oblivion.
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A film by François Perlier
picture : Denis Dottel, Nicolas Constant, Alexis Lambotte
sound : Jean-MarieDaleux, Olivier de Nesle, Cédric Genet, Benoît Perraud
Martha’s voice: Stéphanie Petit
Video editing: Stéphanie Porte
Calibration: Baptiste Evrard
Original music: Frédéric Tentelier
Interpretation cello: Marie Eberle
Sound editing and mixing: Next Sound Lab – Thomas Rouvillain
In coproduction with STM « Wéo » and Pictanovo with the Région Hauts-de-France’s support in partnership with the CNC. With the participation of LCP – Assemblée nationale and with the support of the CGT and the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, of Procirep-société des Producteurs and of the Angoa and the Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Art.