This extraordinary, three-part epic journey through the history of Muslims in France begins in the early 20th century, when increasingly large groups of Muslims began immigrating to France from her colonies. Using a rich tapestry of period footage and contemporary interviews with academics and a wide range of contemporary French Muslims, co-directors Miské and Joseph follow the Muslim presence in France through two world wars, the loss of the colonies, economic good times and hardship. The final section looks at French Muslims today, and their efforts to forge new, hybrid identities despite opposition from certain sectors of French society and, sometimes, from within their own community.

  • Directed By Karim Miské, Mohamed Joseph
  • 2009
  • France
  • Digibeta
  • 160 minutes