Produced for the bicentennial of the French Revolution, the film’s theme is communications. The docu-drama highlights one of the earliest means of long-distance artificial communication: the optical telegraph (semaphore). Invented as a means of transmitting messages from hilltop to hilltop using flagpoles with movable arms, semaphore played an important role in the Revolution.

Length: 42:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1989
  • Date Released:
    July 1989
  • Alternate Titles: J'cris dans l'espace
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    S.E.M. La Geode, Big Films Inc.

  • Produced By:

    S.E.M. les Productions la Geode, Flach Film, Futuroscope, Lavalin Communications, Canadian Museum of Civilization

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Jean-Fran¬çois Lepetit
  • Director:  Pierre √âtaix
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Etaix, Denis Guedj
  • Cinematography: Henri Alekan
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score: 
  • Editor: Henri Lanoe
  • Narrator:
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  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Historical



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