Marcelin Albert : an incredible destiny !
In 1903, the wine was bought 22 francs per hectolitre. Three years later, its price was only 5 francs. The crisis only benefits to fraudsters who made wine with sugar and chemicals. Winegrowers of the South of France are very near to be ruined.
Marcelin Albert was a Café owner in Argeliers. He climbed at the top of a tree and suggested the citizens to resist and to revolt.
11 March 1907: « 87 » of them walked with Marcelin Albert from Argeliers to Narbonne. The mayor Mr Ferroul did not take them seriously.
5 May 1907: The "prophet" is back to Narbonne with 100,000 winegrowers. Next Sunday there were 120,000 people in Beziers.
19 May 1907: 170,000 people walked in Perpignan, then in Carcassonne, in Nîmes and they were 600,000 with Marcelin Albert in Montpellier.
9 June 1907: Clemenceau - who was the chief of the government in Paris- could no longer dodge. Marcelin Albert made a mistake confronting a wily politician … But his fight in favor of natural wine was not vain and laws were modified.
1 DVD (52 minutes) included
DVD contains a short historical documentary « The myth of 1907 » by Christian Salès, an anterview with Paul Astruc ans 7 music videos of Groupe OC on this topic.
PAUL ASTRUCThe comics "1907, the Revolt of Winegrowers" first signature was done on 16 July 2015 in Argeliers, in presence of the author Paul Astruc 91 years old , for the Marcelin Albert's Café special reopening event.
|Large format comics printed on a art paper + DVD 52 minutes, B&W interior pages, colored cover, size : 24 x 29 cm, ISBN : 979-1-09351-808-4|