STK-ID 34045

Several shots of crowd in square during the Bastille Day celebration, French flag visible in some shots. Shots of men in Basque costume performing with sticks, hitting sticks together rythmically. CUs of people moving in front of camera. HAS of little girl, PAN to crowd in square. Shots of boy trying his hand at one of the events, inching his way along rail, four roes set up in such a way as to dump a rider to the ground at the slightest imbalance. Various shots of men playing petanque (bowls) in square, of crowd in square, flags. Longer shots of men playing petanque in light mist. Night shots of crowd, lighted windows and building facades, men carrying flaming torches. Day shots of crowd during celebration, boy balancing himself on "swivel pole", of Basques marching. HAS of packed crowd as Basques perform with their sticks. MS of double line of Basques hitting sticks rythmically seen from end of lines. (14/07/1963)


Excerpt from
La France sur un caillou
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French territory)
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio