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On the outskirts of Caen, archaeologists are studying the remains left by hundreds of civilians who took refuge in an underground quarry to protect themselves from Allied bombing during the Normandy landings. In June 1944, Yvette Lethimonier was twelve years old when she took refuge with her family and several hundred other people in this vast underground passageway.

Today, Yvette is back in this refuge. With the help of archaeologists, she went back down into the quarry, more than 20 metres underground. As she plunges back into this subterranean world, her memories resurface. Yvette has come to make peace with a past that is still painful. For the archaeologists, Yvetteʼs testimony is extremely valuable.

Awards: - Jury prize - RAN 2019 - Rencontres Archéologiques de la Narbonnaise
- Prix des collégiens - RAN 2019 - Rencontres Archéologiques de la Narbonnaise

A co-production :
France Télévisions - France 3 Normandie, Court-jus Production, Inrap
With the support of the Ministère de la Culture - SRA DRAC Normandie, the Conseil départemental du Calvados and the Commune de Fleury-sur-Orne.

Technical details :
Director: David Geoffroy
Music: Jérôme Marie / Franz Lehár
Off voice: Elsa Maure
Photography: David Geoffroy
Editing: Xavier Franchomme
Calibration: Saul Mémeteau
Sound mixing: Pascal Busolin
With Yvette Lethimonnier, Cyril Marcigny, Laurent Dujardin, Albane Burens
Production: Court-Jus Production
Format: Full HD
Year of production: 2019
Running time: 52 min


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