Banlieue Project

Meet the former prisoner holding youth mentoring sessions across France

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By: Wassim NASR | Erin Ogunkeye | Ségolène MALTERRE
8 min

In this episode of Banlieue Project, we meet Yazid. Once a petty criminal, an elected official's decision to give him a second chance encouraged him to turn his life around. Yazid now parks his truck outside underprivileged housing projects across France to conduct youth mentoring sessions. He tells us more. 

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Banlieue Project is a platform for residents of France's disadvantaged suburbs to tell their own stories. We provide the camera and they film their experiences to break down clichés about the French "banlieues".

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