January 6, 2017
by Lorenzo Meloni
Twenty-one years after the release of the cult movie on French Suburbs, La Haine, which was shot by Mathieu Kassovitz in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, Lorenzo Meloni revisited the town which used to be one of Paris' toughest suburban neighbourhoods.
With high unemployment, the absence of public transportation, general dirtiness, and only basic shops, in the 1990s, riots were part of daily life there. Today, Chanteloup-les-Vignes has become a model for a new experiment in urban policy, with a new population settling in and some who left the place years ago now willing to return.
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