A poetic documentary about eleven middle-schoolers and teens growing up in one of the most challenging areas in the outskirts of Paris.
Both down-to-earth and otherworldly, the film reveals the wit, ingenuity, and tenacity of the teens. Not just another film about the challenges of life in "la banlieue", the straight-forward interviews are interwoven with more lyrical fantasy sequences. One character says, "French people wouldn't want to live here". While another is even more blunt, "Blacks and Arabs are not treated the same as the French". Despite their difficult lives, they have dreams and ambition, and nobody can take that from them. With music by JB Dunckel (Air).