- Author : Sebastian Perez Pezzani
- Master : 2968
A SUMMER ON THE HOUSING ESTATE | M6 | 66 minutes
In Saint-Denis, Thierry Durieux lives on one of the most deprived housing estates: SFC. Three letters that stand for the neighbourhoods that it consists of: S for Saussaie / F for Floreal / C for Courtilles. Names that sound almost poetic, but convey harsh realities. Drug trafficking. Fighting. Settling scores. And yet, this summer, Thierry, at the head of his association “Small Freedom” has laid down a crazy challenge: create a vacation club amidst the housing blocks. Operation Phoenix. He even hopes to reveal some young talents. But the main challenge will be to overcome the deep-rooted rivalries between neighbourhoods. Because, in Saint-Denis, five major housing estates divide the East of the city. With streets forming frontiers that cannot be crossed. For the first time, Thierry’s Phoenix of the estates will attempt to bring them together on the sports ground to ease tensions. A gamble that is strewn with pitfalls. Where it could all go dreadfully wrong from one day to the next.