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Following are the films offered for the sixteen to eighteen years old age range. The films have been selected according to the educational level of the young spectators, whether in regard to the film’s complexity, format, or themes.

> Click on “Download the portfolio” in order to download the educational booklet in the language of your choice.
> If you wish to screen a film, please email Nathalie Charles (nathalie.charles@diplomatie.gouv.fr)


  • Welcome by Philippe Lioret (Rights holder: Film Movement) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

Trailer available here

The seventeen year-old Irali-Kurdish Bilal has crossed the Middle East and Europe trying to reach England to meet his girlfriend Mina that lives with her family. However he is caught in Calais, France, and sent to a refugee camp. Meanwhile the swimming coach Simon Calmat is divorcing his wife Marion Calmat and he meets Bilal that wants to have swimming classes with him.

2009 - France

  • Vandal  by Hélier Cisterne (Rights holder: Playtime) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

Trailer available here

Chérif is 15, a rebellious and solitary teenager. Unable to cope, his mother decides to send him to live with his aunt and uncle in Strasbourg, where he must pick up his vocational training to become a builder. It’s his last chance. But very quickly, Chérif feels like he’s suffocating in his new life, while every night, graffiti artists set to work on the walls of the city. A new world opens up to him…

2013 - France, Belgium

  • School of Babel (La cour de Babel)  by Julie Bertuccelli (Rights holder: Icarus Films) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

Trailer available here

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind Paris education program for immigrant children from around the globe. In her feature documentary debut, director Julie Bertuccelli follows one class of students ranging from 11 to 15 years of age as they begin life in a new land.

2014 - France

  • A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (Une bouteille à la mer)  by Thierry Binisti (Rights holder: Film Movement) - Download the portfolio in French

Trailer available here

Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not of their choosing at an age where young people are falling in love and taking their place in adult life.

2011 - France, Israel, Canada

  • Swagger by Olivier Babinet (Rights holder: Faro/Kidam - part of Young French Cinema) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

Trailer available here

Aïssatou, Naïla, Paul, Abou, Nazario, Régis, Salimata and their classmates live in Aulnay-sous-Bois, in one of the most underprivileged districts of the suburbs of Paris. They all attend the Debussy Middle School, where they met the director Olivier Babinet, who was then running film workshops. In front of her camera, they tell their experiences, their dreams, their passions and their visions of the world, all interspersed with scenes illustrating their remarks, in various and varied styles.

2016 - France