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As the Grand Paris Express constructions and the 2024 Olympics loom ahead, La Courneuve is going through major urban developments. In the month of August 2021, as the Tokyo Olympics are being broadcasted, filmmaker Pauline Blanchet recorded the everyday life of the city. Using interviews with inhabitants of La Courneuve and participatory video, this small window into the area shows a city in full construction. With nearly 50% of habitants living under the poverty line, fear of displacement and rent increases is shared amongst the community. This project was funded by Atelier Médicis and produced in residence at FACE.

Pauline Blanchet

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