Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory  (1895)

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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ...See full summary »

Country France

Genre Documentary, Short

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Recent findings have produced two more copies of this scene, where all the workers didn't manage to leave the factory in time. The big dog appears in them all.

It was the first film ever to be projected to a paying audience.

This film's existence was forgotten shortly after it was screened. It was rediscovered in 1985 in Lyon, France, 90 years after it was shot.


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Release Date: 22 Mar 1895 (France) See more

Also Known As: AR See more