A 27' documentary directed in 2000 by Rémi Hatzfeld
This films tells about the quite shady origins of the French orthography and the incredible debate that arose from the 1990 reform attempt. The director has met all the protagonists of the case, the reform promoters and its opponents, like Michel Rocard, Pierre Encrevé, Bernard Cerquiglini, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Josette Rey-Debove, Cavanna…
We realize how everyone's idea of the orthography reflects the conception of the language and of the world.
All other titles in the series Surprising French Language
- A Short Story of a Language  27'
- Francophones from around the world  27'
- Learning  26'
- The Colors of the French Language  26'
- French ABC  52'
- Nemt - A language without people for people without a language  93'
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