The Sociologist and the Bear Cub

Image, sound, editing : Etienne Chaillou & Mathias Théry
Length : 77 min
Set construction : Alix Boillot & Fanny Laplane, Matisse Wessels, Marta Rossi, Chloé Bucas
Puppeteers : Carole Croset, Alexandre Gazzara
Tests with puppets : Samuel Beck
Production assistants: Marie Bottois, Young Sun Noh
Foley artist : Maxence Riffault
Mix : Cédric Meganck, Matthieu Cochin
Colour correction & post-production image : Jean-Christophe Levet
Music : Mathieu Lamboley
Production coordination : Dan Weingrod
Administration : Pierre Houri
Production : QUARK PRODUCTIONS – Juliette Guigon & Patrick Winocour
Coproduction : UNIVERSCIENCE – Alain Labouze & Isabelle Péricard

From September 2012 to May 2013, the entire country of France gets passionate about proposed legislation that will permit marriage for all.

Over a period of nine months, Sociologist Irène Théry recounts to her son her views on this raucuous debate. From these recordings, the directors create “teddy bear cinema” constructed of children’s toys and pieces of cardboard.

An intimate, often amusing and unique portrait of a national saga, The sociologist and the bear cub helps us rediscover what we all thought we knew perfectly well: the Family.


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