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Overview (1)

Born in Rueil-Malmaison, Seine-et-Oise [now Hauts-de-Seine], France

Mini Bio (1)

Christophe Ruggia was born on January 7, 1965 in Rueil-Malmaison, Seine-et-Oise [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is a director and writer, known for The Kid from Chaaba (1997), Les diables (2002) and L'enfance égaré (1993).

Personal Quotes (3)

I believe that culture, words, expression is the solution. That implies an analysis and therefore a desire to answer one's questions and make choices for yourself.
If you talk about immigrants in France you are referring to Arabs and when you talk about Arabs you mean Algerians. Racism runs through all of this. I am convinced that the main reason why our young people are disoriented is that they are not thought of as people who should be nurtured and brought up properly by rather as consumers. It is a paradox that in a society in which unemployment is constantly growing and people are forced to grow up with an unemployed father, our young people are faced with ever-higher financial expectations. Goods like trainers or a jacket have become indispensable and that means that they need more and more money and must be prepared to do any job to get it.
My films are about children, but they are also about me. It is desire I have for introspection to try to understand what brought me to make the choices I did, but also to help young people who are entering this rather difficult world.

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