• Mar 10, 2016 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: Columbia University Maison Française
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019

Nora Philippe, 2014, 78 min.

Screening and Q&A with director Nora Philippe

Unemployment stands above 10% in France today, and is even higher for people who are young (25%), or unqualified, and for those living in the banlieues outside Paris and other big cities. This documentary observes the inner workings of an employment agency in Seine-Saint-Denis, a working class Parisian suburb, told from the perspective of 40 agents who try to find work for 4000 unemployed men and women. They work hard to support, oversee, quantify, and follow policies handed to them, trying to find jobs that are simply not to be found. It’s the story of a team that is working hard every day trying to achieve the impossible. 

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