Banlieue Project

Young volunteers from Paris suburbs confront life's challenges at military training course

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Reserve captain Nourouddine Abdoulhoussen offers a weekend military commando course for youngsters from Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, in the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis. He and his association "Let Them Serve" aim to transmit values like discipline, camaraderie and patriotism to youth from the underprivileged suburbs. The Banlieue Project team went to find out 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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