Bienvenue à Bataville
François Caillat
2007 - 90 min - Beta numérique & DV Cam & Super 8 mm - Couleur - France

In Lorraine to the east of France, a new form of social and economic experiment was born in 1932. The man who wanted to put his shoes on the feet of the entire world, Tomas Bata, decided to create one of his laboratories of modern life. The place was called Bataville with, beside the Bata shoe factory, a model city and community.
The film recounts the invention of this utopia and its edifying history. A fable on obliged happiness, it allows us to revisit the frightening and joyous history of paternalism. The factory closed in 2001.


Distributor : Tempo Films
Not commercial Distribution : Images de la culture (CNC)
Circulation-Consultation : BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France). Département de l'Audiovisuel
Disponible au Club du doc


2008 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques