Banlieue Project

Selling drugs as a last resort: Meeting small-scale dealers in French suburb of Vénissieux

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This week, Banlieue Project goes to the Lyon suburb of Vénissieux. Two of its residents, Driss and Nizar, spoke to petty dealers about what made them turn to selling drugs. Driss and Nizar also spoke to us about some of the structural factors that influence the problem of drug trafficking and some possible solutions. 

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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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