Jarmila Buzkova | France | 2016 | 51 min | Documentary | French spoken | English subtitles
Imad ibn-Zaiten, a young officer in the French army, was one of the first victims of the terror attack carried out by 23-year old Mohamed Merad in 2012. In the aftermath of the events, Latifa, the mother of Imad, decides to visit the suburbs of Toulouse, home to the murderer, where some residents still praised him as a heroic martyr. There Latifa was confronted with the negative aspects of living in the suburbs. From that day on, Latifa crossed the country, visiting classrooms, auditoria, congresses and even prisons, in her fight against radicalization in the banlieues. The documentary is an inspiring and powerful portrait of Latifa, whose heartfelt message on acceptation and tolerance has touched young people, parents, teachers and even politicians.