Serching for identity(ies)

Mélissa, Hicham, Kevin and their classmates are flying away from Evry, near Paris on a school trip to Canada. These 15 young secondary school students are heading toward the new French Eldorado, the city of Montréal, Quebec.
For these 18 years old suburban youth from different origines, religious orientations and economic ladder, this trip is a chance to witness diversity elsewhere.
Is life easier in Montreal for the minorities?
 They meet with the youth of the city on board of a yellow school bus, to meet with age alike, children of French expats, academics and associative actors.  
 Facing this model of society makes them reflect on their own identity and depict a fresh and vivid portrait of what could be the future of France.

  • Séonnet Elie
  • Mbakata Floryd
  • Séonnet Elie
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    En quête d’identité (s)
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    54 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 EUR
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  • Festival International du Film Black de Montreal
    October 3, 2015
    World Premiere
  • TV5 Monde
  • Public Sénat
  • Festival du Film d'Action Sociale
    March 2, 2016
Director Biography - Séonnet Elie, Mbakata Floryd

After journalism studies, Elie Séonnet resolutely oriented toward documentary films, through the technique. He Made his first steps in a Local TV called VOI Sénart. There he learnt technical, editorial and Economic skills in all types of programs.
Then he created with Nicolas Jalu and Yvan Couvidat a production company in 2008 called BKE.
In 2007, Elie Séonnet directed his first documentary "Let's praise the immigrant women !", a portrait of 4 women born beyond French borders and now fully integrated.
In 2008 he co-wrote a documentary series, "Chronicles of a living theater", which recounts a year of creation within the National Theatre of Evry.
In 2011 he signed with Yvan Couvidat another documentary "Hip Hop Rhapsody", portrait of a french Hip-Hop artist.
In 2013, he tells the daily life of an association implanted In a poor neighborhood in the suburbs of Paris : "Génération Femmes".

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