What you've just seen is the opening of the Movie which is titled "Le fond de l'air est rouge" en francais and "A Grin Without a Cat" en anglais. For a pretty decent review of Le fond de l'air est rouge go here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/I
The best part of that review is the following statement:
"The title, A Grin Without a Cat, is a reference to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, which, like revolution, is seen only in parts, not the whole. As Marker says of the contributions by this film's unknown image-takers and his own re-edited footage: 'You can never tell what the camera might be filming.'"
I'll be x-posting this to a bunch of other places.