Thousands of people live on the streets of Paris, hiding in car parks, manholes, tunnels and shopping centre basements. Who are these invisible people? What are their stories? We spend a year following a small group and discovered a dark side to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Marie-José, Michel and their three children are fighting to avoid disappearing into the basements of the world at all costs. Due to financial troubles, they lost their home and have spent the past months living in a tent in the woods which they try to camouflage. A local charity is paying for their two youngest children to share a room in a local hostel so every morning, Michel leaves her tent to wake them up and prepare them for school.
70% of the homeless population suffers from psychiatric disorders. Men like Maximilian, a schizophrenic, who lives in a tunnel. Meanwhile Ibrahim as claimed a small corner in a shopping centre basement and is determined not to fall prey to the drugs that have claimed so many of his acquittances. He dreams of one day seeing his children again.
In recent years, the number of crack addicts in Paris has skyrocketed. The public parks are full of squatters and locals are constantly subjected to aggressive begging.More info
The profiles of those involved in the Gilets Jaunes protests are rather surprising: far from typical rioters, the great majority are ordinary men and women, often with families and without criminal records.More info
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.More info