Young and Alive

Dokus
| 90 min
French
| English German

A stocktaking of France's youth in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. They are caught between existentialist questions, revolt, and inaction. In the months following the terrorist attacks in Paris, youth took control of the night. A community has emerged, seeking to belong in a world it doesn't understand and trying to change the rules. Young director Matthieu Bareyre has immersed himself in the night with them, trying to capture their voices and their hopes. "YOUNG AND ALIVE is a vibrant, colorful and hopeful portrait of youth on the streets of Paris. There is a vibrancy and hope that comes through Bareyre's lens. But there is also a deep sense of anger and disenfranchisement." (backseatmafia)