Bruno Barbey During the pro-gaullist demonstration, a girl is seen holding the last edition of the newspaper France-Soir. The headlines in bold letters read : "I stay". "I keep Pompidou". Champs Elysees, Paris, (...)
Bruno Barbey Worker and student demonstration from Republique to Denfert-Rochereau. (about 1000000 demonstrators) 11th arrondissement. Paris, France. May 13th, 1968. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Henri Weber speaking, behind him Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Weber was co-fondateurs of the 'Ligue communiste révolutionnaire' party in France, he went on to become a senateur and a european member of parl (...)
Bruno Barbey Demonstration against the Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Co ltd, producing military equipment used during the Vietnam war. Tokyo, Japan. 1971. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed Children play on the west side of the Berlin Wall. West Berlin, West Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos

50 years ago Paris students took to the streets to protest against the conservative society and its moralizing ideals. At the Centre for Fine Arts too, the concert hall was occupied for three months by young rebels, artists, and thinkers.

The festival takes May ‘68 as the point of departure to zoom in on the turbulent sixties in which Russian tanks put an abrupt end to the Prague Spring, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights Movement shook up the US, wars of independence were sweeping across the African continent.

Photographs by the Magnum photographers who witnessed the protests will go on show in Brussels.

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