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Sweet France

Synopsis
Traces the experiences of the Arab community in France from the Algerian Revolution to the uprisings by Arab youg across the country in recent years. Although unemployment is a national concern, people despise the young unemployed immigrants. In October 1990, Vaulx-en-Velin, a suburb of Lyon, exploded after a young immigrant was killed by the police, and the death of another young Arab at the hands of the police in 1992 has provoked a violent reaction from the youth. Since the late 70s, young immigrant have organised to fight back. The Arab community has confronted direct French racism since the French lost, politically speaking, the war in Algeria. Parents of young Arabs have started to speak about their own experience of racism in French society. The combination of militancy of the youth and the experience of the older generation has put Islam and Arab culture on the agenda.
Series
Europe: Communities of Resistance, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Hire
Sale; £20.00 (hire) £30.00 (sale)
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
Arabic communities; France; immigrant communities; racial violence

Credits

Director
Ken Fero; Mogniss H Abdallah

Production Company

Name

Im’ Media Productions, Paris

Notes
use for Agence Im’media
Name

Migrant Media

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Migrant Media

Email
sales@injusticefilm.co.uk
Web
http://www.injusticefilm.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 47412
London
N13 5WG
United Kingdom

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