The documentary’s director, Atisso Medessou has grown up in the Essonne region, south east of Paris, and more precisely in the district of the Pyramids at Evry and the Courcouronnes Canal. Sadly, all through his adolescence, he’s heard talk of gangs, of trouble and death.
For a whole year, he has now returned to his old neighbourhood with his camera in order to understand the phenomena of gang culture and its consequences.
He met with young people – Tarek, Issam, Richard and others – who would like to see an end to this territory rivalry. I also met with local MPs who wish for a safe neighbourhood for their constituents and with parents who want the best for their children…
Festivals and Awards:
2012: Received an "ETOILE DE LA SCAM" on the occasion of the 23rd of Sunny Side of the Doc (2012)