Banlieue Project

'Bankable' athletes from the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine

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In the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine, ten youngsters who regularly practice a sport were chosen to join the "awakened athletes" programme. After five weeks of coaching and a course on banking, the professional training programme offered them the possibility to obtain a work contract with a major French bank. The Banlieue Project team went to meet some of them.

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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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