May 17, 1968
Considering that a free cinema and television don’t exist in the current state;
Considering that a tiny minority of authors and technicians have access to the means of production and expression;
Considering that the cinema today has a capitol mission to fulfill and is gagged at all levels in the current system:
The directors, technicians, actors, producers, film and television critics determined to put an end to the present state of affairs, have decided to convoke the Estates General of Cinema.
We invite all of you to participate in these Estates general, whose date will be specified later.
– The Revolutionary Committee of Cinema-Television
published in Cahiers du Cinéma, August 1968; via