Youth & Homelessness « Comme tout le monde »

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    Youth & Homelessness « Comme tout le monde »

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • Emmaüs France, 47 avenue de la Résistance 93100 Montreuil
    • France

    The Event

    Screening and Discussion with sociologist/author/filmmaker Julien Billion in partnership with Emmaüs France

    Followed by a cocktail provided by the Social Business / Entreprise d'Insertion La Table de Cana

    « Comme tout le monde » (in French with English subtitles) recounts the lives of 3 young homeless individuals in Paris during 4 years.

    In France, 20000 young people are homeless, this represents over a third of the total homeless population. However, this youth remains invisible, far from the media, political and intellectual spheres.

    As their stories and testimonies go unheard, Julien Billion's film is an attempt to shed some light on this invisible homeless population and give them a voice.

    The film protagonists and some of their entourage should be present.

    The proceeds will be redistributed to Emmaüs and to the non profit association "Comme tout le monde"

    View the trailer


    The Author & Filmmaker

    Sociologist Julien Billion was a Fullbright research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Columbia University. He now teaches at various business and human ressources schools in France and is an associate researcher at Paris-Dauphine University.

    Julien is the author of the book « Je ne dors pas à la maison », which recounts the lives of homeless youngsters in Paris and in New York. This led to the making of his documentary «Comme tout le monde » on Parisian homeless youth.

    The Partners

    This event is organized in collaboration with Emmaüs France, the international NGO founded by the Abbé Pierre in 1971 to address poverty and exclusion. Emmaüs is made up of 350 member organizations in 37 countries in all continents which demonstrate via their collective action that there are credible alternatives to injustice.

    A healthy cocktail prepared by Table de Cana, the oldest catering social enterprise in France and a pioneering "entreprise d'insertion" will be served after the screening.

    The Organizers

    Stéphanie Mareva Failloux
    HCF Executive Committee Member
    Resp. of Harvard Women France

    Audrène Eloit
    HCF General Secretary
    Head of HKS Chapter



    WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    WHEN: The screening and discussion will be followed by a cocktail

    WHERE: Emmaüs France, 47 avenue de la Résistance 93100 Montreuil
    WHERE: Métro : Line 9 - Croix de Chavaux or Mairie de Montreuil

    PRICE: HCF Members: € 20 / Non-Members: € 25

    Prior registration and payment are required. Credits/refunds cannot not be issued

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