Banlieue Project

Less talk, more action: Kids from French city of Roubaix give back to their community

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This week, Banlieue Project heads to the northern French city of Roubaix, where we meet local barbers, boxers and entrepreneurs who are part of a youth solidarity movement. All of them come from different backgrounds but share one common vision: less talk and more action geared towards giving back to their community. We speak to the movement's founder, Saher Mehri.

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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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