Banlieue Project

Filmmaker depicts Pablo Picasso housing project in French suburb of Nanterre

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Award-winning filmmaker Nicolas Sene drew inspiration from Nanterre's Pablo Picasso housing project and its iconic "cloud towers" for his short films. As an activity leader involved in his local community, he also wanted to create links between Picasso the artist and the youth from the neighbourhood. The Banlieue Project team went to meet him.

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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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