Dream of banlieue kid: Became the first black director to represent France at Oscar

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Dream of banlieue kid: Became the first black director to represent France at Oscar
Dream of banlieue kid: Became the first black director to represent France at Oscar

The nomination of “Les Miserables” for the best foreign-language movie has created history in all over the world. This nomination came as a surprise for everyone from all film industries. A black director name Ladj Ly created a moment of awestruck by representing France in the academy awards.

Les Miserables, a French movie surely won hearts all over the world but no one expected that it will be nominated for Oscar. This movie is based on the 2005 riots in Paris suburbs. This movie has a good collection at the box office and gained commercial success everywhere. Director Ladj Ly made this movie on his own real-life experience.

The director himself lived in riots prone areas and experienced all kinds of attacks against blacks. The 2005 riots of Paris further shooked him from the core. Les Miserables is a thought-provoking film that portrays the role of police in riots.

Dream of banlieue kid: Became the first black director to represent France at Oscar
Dream of banlieue kid: Became the first black director to represent France at Oscar

It portrayed the injustices going in various societies of the world. Ladj Ly proved that one can make a wonderful movie without spending a large amount of money. Ly after getting nominated for this prestigious award expressed his feeling and opinions. He expressed how people from ordinary and less privileged backgrounds struggle in the film industry. However, he believes that the system is evolving every day.

Rules have changed to a large extent. Now people are getting the chance to share their stories. Ladj Ly surely inspired and made the French film industry proud through his sheer hard-work. Les Miserables is based on the documentary Ladj Ly made during the 2005 riots.

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The death of two teenagers and the role of police in the riots inspired the director to make the movie. He shot real-life instances of riots which later drove him towards making of the film. Ladj Ly completed his education of film and direction from Femis school of cinema. His efforts will surely inspire youth in achieving their dreams.

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