Ceux qui possèdent si peu

  • Vincent Maillard
  • Documentary
  • 2011
  • 1h25

Raphaël, Sabrina, Stéphanie and Laura belong to that forgotten fringe of the population, located between great poverty and the middle class. Simple, humble, invisible young people who struggle in the stifling and banal daily life of today’s France. The story begins in 1995. At the age of 13, they are students in a SEGPA class, a specialized section of secondary schools to which so-called “school dropouts” are relegated. The film follows them during their schooling, sees them grow, become young adults, and obtain basic qualifications. Then they will have to look for work, try to become self-sufficient and integrate society. Working, getting married and having children… along the path of this basic project, there are a few infatuations and fleeting joys, and then heavy and frequent disappointments. Over the years, their destinies will take shape, as in a fiction movie. An implacable plot: 15 years on, eternally neglected victims of the “social divide”, the time for dreams is over. They are 30 years old and life has not done them any favours; they simply face it, day after day, without complaint.

  • Agat Films
  • Dominique Barneaud