The gathering of people who demand their rights to live and work in France. The so-called : “les sans-papiers” (without papers) were camping at the Bastille plaza during june 2010 and were after their regulation. Their slogan was : “we work here ! we live here ! we stay here !”. By this story i tried to capture their looks and attitudes that were reflecting alternately : depression and hope, desperation and celebration, deception and motivation. I found all these opposed expressions on their faces, in their behavior and through their dance, keeping their spirits high and fighting for their future against any expulsion.
For the philosopher Jacques Derrida : “The “illegal immigrants" are not illegitimate (...) Most of them work and live, they have lived and worked in broad daylight during years (...) It is the injustice of the governmental repression towards them that often creates an illicit situation through where it is not.”