LA HAINE, 1995, 1hr 38m.
A violent riot the day before sets the stage for this intense and beautifully-shot story of three young adults living in the French projects. Told over a 24-hour period, it was inspired by the stories of Makome M’Bowole and Malik Oussekine, victims of police brutality, and writer/director Mathieu Kassovitz (later of Amélie fame) focused on the clash between the French police force and the youth of the banlieue (often impverished suburban zones that surround French cities). The film confronts the challenges of the banleieu’s disenfranchised youth, and is as relevant today as it was in 1995.
Raleigh P.A.C.T. will be collaborating on this screening, more info to come.