By :
With :
Vahina GIOCANTE, Clotilde COURAU, Atmen KELIF
France, 2006
90 min
On the night of October 1961 the French police killed several Algerians and threw many of the dead in the river Seine - a tragedy that no one has really addressed.
Paris was a city ruled by fear in 1961. A number of policemen were killed, as were many Algerians, in attacks and counter-attacks between colonizers and colonized on French soil. 

The young policeman Martins is too scared to wear his uniform, and the Algerian community gathers in Nanterre’s township hoping for safety in numbers. Despite their efforts, the Algerians often get harassed or are beaten up by police patrolling the area in search of terrorists. After an attack against a police station, Maurice Papon, Paris infamous police chief imposes a curfew against Paris’ Algerians, and declares a veritable war against the community. 

On October 17, a peaceful demonstration ends in a tragedy that everyone later will pretend never happened. Everyone but Sabine, a journalist who will not be silenced.