“Five years”: France 5 takes stock of Macron’s five-year term in a documentary

Héloise Goy, edited by Manon Fossat

How about looking back over the past five years? In any case, this is what the France 5 channel offers with its documentary “Five Years”, dedicated to Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term, and this less than 100 days before the presidential election. Broadcast Sunday at 8:55 p.m., it traces the strikes, the crises but also the moments that united the French.

A lot has happened in the last five years in the country. For almost two years, you have surely been obsessed with the pandemic which has taken up a lot of space in the news, so you may have forgotten some strong events that have happened since the start of Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term. France 5 has decided to refresh your memory with a documentary entitled Five years.

From scandals to mourning

The documentary looks back on the debut at the Elysee Palace of the youngest elected president in the history of France, but also on the first scandals that Emmanuel Macron had to face, in particular during the storm Benalla, which shook the executive.

If these last five years have been marked by numerous strikes, demonstrations, health crises, the documentary also shows that some events have united the French. The victory of the Blues at the Football World Cup, among others, but also another highlight in December 2017, which greatly moved the citizens: the death of legend Johnny Hallyday, a national mourning and a political event.

Many stakeholders

The documentary is divided into three episodes of approximately 50 minutes. To tell the whole story, the journalists Jérôme Bermyn and Raphaëlle Baillot used a lot of archive images and interviewed political actors, former members of the government including Edouard Philippe, opponents, ecology specialists, feminists or even anonymous French citizens.

An exciting documentary, broadcast on France 5 on Sunday at 8:55 p.m.

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