In a ghetto outside Paris, on the night of Barack Obama's election, a diverse group of friends celebrates the dawning of a new world of hope, change, and understanding, only to discover society's violent rejection of a hopeful world.
Each of 8 stories reveals an important place or character to make up the collective portrait: butcher, who used to be a jazzman, artist from the marketplace, dancer fireman, Rostov's beauty... See full summary »
"Wallah - Je te jure" tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal's rural villages, Niger's bus stations and "ghettos" full of ... See full summary »
A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.
A group of six friends celebrates loudly on a street in a ghetto outside of Paris, France. It is early in the morning on November 5, 2008. Barack Obama has just been elected as the first Black president of the United States. The friends discuss what, if anything, will change in society, particularly for the minorities of the world, now that an era of hope and change has arrived. The group divides when Yoan and Momo, who have yet to reveal their gay relationship, find themselves confronting the homophobic attitudes of their friends. The ghetto is collapsing under the pressures of the global economic decline - the butcher shop has closed down, replaced by a fancy supermarket built on top of a torn down community school. A confrontation outside their apartment building between the out of work Butcher, a French nationalist, and Hakim, the cool young leader of this group of friends, leads to a Hakim's violent abduction by the Butcher. Meanwhile, Yoan and Momo express their desires to live ... Written by