A short clip from the DVD/Blu-ray edition HENRI STORCK: MISÈRE AU BORINAGE - THE SOCIAL FILMS. An early, somber examination of human despair. A visiting doctor notes that due to the inhumane living conditions of striking workers' families, the mental ability of children is as lamentable as their physical disability. A 6-year-old child fails the basic test of separating white buttons from black buttons.
This DVD/Blu-ray edition brings together Storck's Social Films, including the 1933 title work co-directed with Joris Ivens, which has become a classic of the "cinema of reality", with which Storck was most closely associated.