Past Event

Les Français c’est les autres, Mohamed Ulad and Isabelle Wekstein-Steg, 2017, 64 min.

November 15, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
Documentary screening and Q&A with director Isabelle Wekstein-Steg, in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada In this documentary, directors Mohamed Ulad and Isabelle Wekstein-Steg interviewed French high-school students, many of them first- second- or third- generation immigrants of African or North African origin, living in the banlieues outside of Paris, about their sense of identity and belonging within French society. In one memorable scene, students are asked “Who is French?” and everyone raises their hand; but when asked “Who feels French?” not a single hand goes up.