Chronicle of a Summer:
cinema as a sociological experience
This article proposes to discuss the topicality of the method developed by the French thinker Edgar Morin (1921-) in the 1960s, coined as sociology of the present. Our hypothesis is that the sociology of the present allows for a multidimensional approach to reality, which is suitable to analyze increasingly complex social phenomena. As reference, we take two specific scenarios developed by the author in the works Commune en France: la métamorphose de Plozévet (1967) and Chronicle of a summer (1961). We thus conclude that the central notions of crisis and event, as highlighted by the author, become increasingly more operative and reflexive, just as the method of phenomenological observation, interview and intervention.