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Neither Cops Nor Blacks Nor Whites

Pas les flics, pas les noirs, pas les blancs
Director: Ursula Meier

Switzerland, Dokumentary, 2002, 73 min, french with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
The amazing story of Alain Devegney, a deputy sergeant in the Geneva gendarmerie. After being a victim of aggression in an African country, this former militant of the extreme right becomes aware of the need for dialogue and intercultural exchange. With the help of a young woman of Franco-Tunisian extraction who has worked with various associations and of a fellow policeman who has a degree in educational sciences, Devegney lays the basis for a ground-breaking integration and mediation project. The aim of this innovative project is to put relations between the police and the different foreign communities of Geneva on a new footing.
 
Awards:
 
2002 – Suisse Romande Television Prize at the “Visions du Réel” International Documentary Film Festival (Nyon, Switzerland).
Section: Ursula Meier Film Retrospective

Screenplay: Claude Muret

Dir. of Photography: Eric Stitzel, Tommaso Fiorilli

Music: Olivier Messiaen