Chroniques de France Film Collection, 1971-1973 | Media Library

By Mary Taylor

Collection Overview

Title: Chroniques de France Film Collection, 1971-1973Add to your cart.

ID: 05/MP1542

Primary Creator: Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma (France) (1936)

Extent: 19.0 Items

Arrangement: Items are arranged by local call number.

Date Acquired: 09/06/2010

Subjects: France--1970-1979, France--Social life and customs, French language films

Languages: French, English


These films present short reports on every aspect of France's regional, cultural and artistic life.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Chroniques de France, "a window on France", is a series of documentaries produced during the 1964-1978 period by France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aimed at giving other nations a comprehensive overview of French society. This collection brings together short reports – from about 6 to 13 minutes in length – on every aspect of France's regional, cultural and artistic life. The films invite viewers on set with directors and musical performers and cover topics ranging from fashion to news to national attractions and monuments.

This collection contains 18 issues of the videomagazine, on 16mm film reels, and one index containing guides to most of the films.

Biographical Note

La Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma is a form of the Pathé cinéma film business.

Pathé cinéma was briefly reorganized into La Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma in 1936 after a change in ownership.

Pathé cinéma was founded in 1895 by the Pathé Brothers and has dealt in cinematic equipment, film production, film distribution, films made for television, and cinema multiplexes through 2012. It has undergone numerous changes in structuring, ownership, and specialty. Pathé exists today in partnership with the Gaumont film business.

Subject/Index Terms

France--Social life and customs
French language films

Administrative Information

Repository: Media Library

Access Restrictions: Physical copies of these 16mm films may be viewed upon request in the UNT Media Library.

Acquisition Source: Stony Brook University

Original/Copies Note: Originals of Chroniques de France, as well as digital copies, are housed by Gaumont Pathé Archives. For more information please see

Related Materials: Materials related to this collection by provenance, subject matter, and time period may be found in the France Panorama Film Collection in this repository. For more information please see

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Item:

[Item MP1542v.1: Chroniques de France No. 76, 1971],
[Item MP1542v.2: Chroniques de France No. 77, 1971],
[Item MP1542v.3: Chroniques de France No. 78, 1971],
[Item MP1542v.4: Chroniques de France No. 79, 1971],
[Item MP1542v.5: Chroniques de France No. 80, 1971],
[Item MP1542v.6: Chroniques de France No. 81, [1972]],
[Item MP1542v.7: Chroniques de France No. 82, [1972]],
[Item MP1542v.8: Chroniques de France No. 83, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.9: Chroniques de France No. 84, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.10: Chroniques de France No. 85, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.11: Chroniques de France No. 86, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.12: Chroniques de France No. 87, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.13: Chroniques de France No. 88, 1972],
[Item MP1542v.14: Chroniques de France No. 89, 1973],
[Item MP1542v.15: Chroniques de France No. 90, 1973],
[Item MP1542v.16: Chroniques de France No. 91, 1973],
[Item MP1542v.17: Chroniques de France No. 92, 1973],
[Item MP1542v.18: Chroniques de France No. 93, 1973],

Item MP1542v.17: Chroniques de France No. 92, 1973Add to your cart.

This film covers the emergence of the School of Fontainebleau, a sixteenth century artistic movement; the first "snow class"; singer Charles Trenet; and biology professor Jean-Marie Pelt on the links between man and certain plants.

26 min/sound/color

Yves Allain
Max Gérard
Luc Bérimont
René-Jean Bouyer
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