Screening: On n’est pas des marques de vélo

Screening: On n’est pas des marques de vélo

Documentary Film by Jean-Pierre THORN (89 min., 2002, in French with English subtitles)

Friday, February 13, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM,

L 140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building (800 University Ave.)

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.


Documentary synopsis: Bouda, an emerging hip-hop artist deported to Tunisia, illegally returns to his home in les banlieues of Paris. Thorn powerfully documents the experiences of Bouda and his entourage growing up in les banlieues: the social possibilities of hip-hop and the temptations of drug trafficking. As noted by critics: ‘Jean-Pierre Thorn’s film upsets our vision of the French ‘banlieues’ (Studio).


Co-sponsors: the French and Italian, European Studies Alliance, and Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies