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La Haine (The Hate) Movie & Discussion

Posted by thenorthstar on April 30, 2008

April 30th, 2008

Come join us at NorthStar to watch the movie, La Haine (The Hate). The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburbs over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. The three friends cope with white power gangs, riots and poverty that will push them to the breaking point. This movie explores the deeply complex realities of race, class and police brutality that youth around the world face today. The movie was released in 1995 but became a reminder of what youth face in the Paris estates as the rebellions have erupted.

For more background on the recent rebellion in the Paris Banlieues in 2005, this is an excellent article: Grassroots Political Militants: Banlieusards and Politics


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