Banlieue Project

From the projects to the classroom: Documentary features French high school students

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Yaya was one of the few students from his high school to take the general baccalaureate course instead of the vocational one. We spend the day with him and one of the filmmakers of "Comme un Loup" – or "Like a Wolf" – which delves into the lives of high school students from Cité Curial, a housing project in northern Paris.

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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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