Muslims of France: Immigrants

December 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

islamfr  Muslims of France: Immigrants

Documentary, part 3.

Still a burning topic in France, especially with the elections coming up and a resurgence of the far right, such as the Front National.


Dahmane El Harrachi : « Ya rayeh »

December 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Chanson emblématique dans l’histoire de l’immigration, notamment algérienne, qui renvoie aux notions d’exil et de nostalgie. Elle sera reprise plus tard par Rachid Taha.

Muslims of France : Immigrants

December 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

  Muslims of France : Immigrants

Guest workers only

This second part put into a historical context the massive arrival of migrants, mainly from Algeria, still a French colony in the 50s. Everything changed when wives and children started to settle down in France. A point of no return for many. From migrants to residents, and eventually citizens. A painful process indeed especially when those migrants are considered as “the enemy within”, as the war of Independence of Algeria is raging in the background, on both sides of the Mediterranean sea.

The same thing could be said of the “gastarbeiters” many coming from Turkey to work in Germany, and who were also expected to  eventually  return home.


Muslims of France : “Colonials”

December 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

  Muslims of France: Colonials

first part of a documentary shown on Al Jazeera.

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