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banlieue is beautiful

The short film “Banlieue is Beautiful” was produced by the CDRC following an invitation to participate in an exhibit and event by the same name at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. The film tells diverse stories of Houston’s suburbs and the people who call them home, celebrating our city’s beauty and diversity. From the film: “The city changes. People are pulled, pushed. The city begins to resemble the world. The world the city. New divisions emerge. New problems. We come together. The landscape splits us apart. We become defined by where we live, not how. Where we live exposes us to stereotypes. But our stories are worth telling. Our city worth knowing. Our lives worth celebrating.” 

Project Team: Susan Rogers, Rose Lee, Mirna Santillan,
Ricardo Sepulveda; Photos by Paul Hester, Susan Rogers, and Ricardo
Sepulveda.

2016