Black Films Matter: Les Misérables

Thursday 8 October, 7-10pm

Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated, Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police. Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Misérables”. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) – both experienced members of the team – he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life.

Film is followed by a Q&A.

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Stratford East Picturehouse

Salway Road, London, E15 1BX

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