300 hommes, a documentary about French homelessness

by Paola Battista - 2015.05.14
300 hommes, a documentary about French homelessness
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The life of those who lost everything filmed in an accommodation center for homeless people with 300 beds. It's "300 hommes", a documentary by Emmanuel Gras and Aline Dalbis which has already touched France one day after its release in French cinemas. "It is a portrait of a humanity reduced to the essence, a story of those to whom nothing remains but the word, humor, anger and sometimes even the folly to assert their existence," say the filmmakers who spent two years to  collect the material spontaneously turned to Saint Jean de Dieu center of Marseille and the trust of the guests. "It is much more difficult to honor the nameless that celebrities" continue the directors, good at grasping the human drama of the fall and the insufficiency of beds during the colder nights moments but also surprisingly lighter moments. As the poems improvised by a protagonist who leave amazed the workers of the centre.

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