Directed by Samuel Bollendorff and Jacky Durand
Production Zadig – 2006
“Are you real journalists? If it’s so, we can’t trust you”. This is what Shéhérazade told us this winter when we proposed her to speak up. Seen from the low-income housing projects, the media is only a machine that keeps manufacturing icons of violence. Icons that break the social fabric. Every day the rift grows wider, amidst the ever-growing of the general population towards the suburbs, the housing projects and their inhabitants.
Trying to make another voice heard, Jacky Durand, a reporter for Libération, and Samuel Bollendorff, photographer within l’Oeil Public, decided to propose a weekly chronicle in the Libération newspaper and on its website .
It was thus that for one year, from January to December 2005, the inhabitants of Grigny, a working class suburb south of Paris were given the opportunity to speak up, in front of the camera and in the newspaper’s pages.