Cinema and the Republic Filming on the Margins in Contemporary France

by Jonathan Ervine, 2013

Cinema and the Republic analyzes how contemporary French films represent immigrants as well as the residents of HLMs, suburban low-income housing estates in France. These groups have been and continue to be at the center of heated debates about security in France, and here Jonathan Ervine documents how French filmmakers have responded to such debates. Among the subjects he engages are the representations of undocumented migrants known as sans-papiers, the depictions of deportations made possible by the controversial double peine law, the relationships between young people and the police in suburban France, and stereotypes about these groups.

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University of Wales Press

University of Wales Press, University Registry, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NS



Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: University of Wales Press (15 May 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0708325963 ISBN-13: 978-0708325964 Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm

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