Henin Beaumont, a mining town in northern France, voted socialist for decades but is now a model for the way Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party is capitalising on economic hardship. Anne-Sylvaine Chassany visited the region to find out why.
Filmed by Steve Ager. Produced by Daniel Garrahan. Additional editing by Richard Topping. Graphics by Russell Birkett. Colour grade by Rory Cantwell. Editorial Assistants: Domitille Alain, Claire Delliere and Filip Fortuna. Additional footage courtesy of Lewarde Centre Historique Minier.