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    Yamina Benguigui

    Canada Montréal : Prix du meilleur documentaire
    Laurier d’or du meilleur documentaire Prix du Sénat France.
    Trophée Africagora


    French film director Yamina Benguigui is hoping her latest documentary on racism in the workplace will get people talking about affirmative action, a policy which does not exist in France.

    "Le Plafond de Verre" (Glass Ceiling) is a series of sometimes very emotional first-hand accounts of discrimination facing people from immigrant communities, mostly black and North African Arab, when trying to find jobs.

    Rather than going through the classic cinema or television distribution network, Benguigui has been holding screenings every Thursday in a Paris cinema in the Saint Michel district and has circulated copies for special showings and debates across the country.

    "I knew that when young people came together to see the film on a specific night, especially the black and Arab sons and daughters of immigrants, the screening would turn into a public forum," said Benguigui, born in France of Arab Algerian parents....

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