Black, confident and proud of their origins and their successes. They live for luxury, parties, and overt signs of wealth. Meet the Africans of Paris; a community full of surprises and quirks, and yet fully integrated into French society. All declare a double identity: French and Black-African. The two cultures collide to create a force of power.
This “Blackgeoisie” are known to hold firm to their roots, in business, fashion and life celebrations. We follow one particularly striking Afro-Parisienne, Reine, who is marrying a non-African. She wishes to practice the tradition of her parents: a large Congolese family wedding reception. But will her new beau be accepted into Reine’s family?
A melting pot of modernity and respect of traditions, dreams and success, we meet the African Bourgeoisie, known for their high ambitions and an insatiable desire for life.
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Discover a different side of Congo, other than the war and suffering. The sapeurs adhere to a subculture of high fashion. They may be surrounded by extreme poverty but as Yves Saint Laurent, President of the Sapeur Association, explains, they’re always dressed impeccably in Versace or Prada.More info