Ladj Ly is a 29 year old filmmaker. In this video he talks about his childhood experiences that have led him on the path of producing short films and documentaries. His work is quite revolutionary, aiming to give voice to the people. Some of his documentaries have been accused of being too explicit and ‘hardcore’ and got banned from national TV. However u can still watch them on Youtube or Dailymotion.
You can follow him on creatorsblog.com, facebook or myspace. His work is mind opening and if you are somebody who refuses to settle on what the media is saying, it is well worth it. He shows what is being hidden. Check out his latest work called ‘Go Fast Connexion’ filmed in the ‘ghetto’ French suburbs, following and entering the lives of drug dealers. It is very inspiring as it offers an insider’s point of view, juxtaposing against the mainstream media’s view.
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By Christiana Riala