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“Il était une fois dans l’Est”: a documentary film on French commuters

Every day, tens of thousands of workers, executives and other professionals flock from France to the Grand Duchy to work. They are attracted by the two to three times higher salaries in Luxembourg’s thriving service sector. From Kirchberg to Thionville, from the working-class housing estates of Aumetz to the brand new housing estates of Tressange, this film accompanies the cross-border workers in their daily commute. Right here, in the heart of Europe, we encounter the problems of the economic and social crisis, the managerial violence and the voices of the vulnerable.

The screening of the film “Il était une fois dans l’Est” will be followed by a discussion with the authors and directors, Mehdi Ahoudig and Samuel Bollendorff.

When: Friday 20 January at 7.30 pm
Where: CineStarlight – 1b Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange
Duration: 52 minutes
Language: French (without subtitles)

This film was made to accompany the immersive exhibition “Frontaliers. Des vies en stéréo.” which is open until 5 February 2023 at the Massenoire in Esch-Belval.

When: Until Sunday 5 February 2023, Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 6 pm (closed on Tuesday)
Where: Massenoire – 3 Av. du Rock’n’Roll, L-4361 Esch-Alzette