This is Europe - La Nouelywood: The banlieues of France

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For the past 30 years, whenever filmmakers have sought to depict the supposed social ills of France's multicultural banlieues, or suburbs, they have headed to La Noue. The sprawling housing estate is located in the city of Montreuil, on the periphery of Paris. Each year, three or four production crews head there, attracted by the fact that it is a safe place to film. The resulting productions are dominated by images of crime, gangs, drugs and violence - portrayals of a parallel world at odds with the rest of the country. Now, youth worker Meziane Idiri, who grew up in another of the city's housing estates, is looking to change this - by putting La Noue's residents behind the camera and its story in their hands.

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