Samuel L Jackson met young people in a poor Paris suburb on Tuesday, spotlighting deprived areas that France’s mainstream cinema is accused, like its politicians, of neglecting.

Bondy, France is known for its large population of immigrants and has experienced racial conflict.  In 2005,  Bondy and other similar neighborhoods were hit by a series of protests that created tensions between police and the neighborhood youth.

BondyBlog has followed this banlieue since 2005 as an online news source.  The blog came to be regarded as a useful source as reporters grappled with coverage of neighborhoods that had received relatively little media attention.

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