“Plus riche que moi, y’a pas !” – Un souvenir d’avenir

Photo credit : Thierry Gary



Documentary film retracing 30 years of militant, artistic and cultural experiences alongside the inhabitants of Villiers-le-Bel

Film direction : Agnès Desfosses and Thierry Gary


Filming and bearing witness today to what was achieved yesterday, in order to enrich the thoughts and actions of tomorrow.

Agnès Desfosses

The documentary film “Plus riche que moi, y’a pas ! – Un souvenir d’avenir (“There isn’t richer than me” – A memory of the future) was made from fifteen interviews of about twenty people from the Île-de-France region and more particularly from a town in the northern suburbs: Villiers-le-Bel. The film also draws on the personal archives of the interviewees, the archives of the ACTA company and documents in the public domain: photographs, film extracts and other documents relevant to the subject.

This film makes visible 30 years of artistic and cultural experiences with the city’s inhabitants. It follows in the footsteps of the protagonists of this collective memory and highlights the contemporary legacy of former projects linked to the different historical contexts and events in Villiers-le-Bel. We maintain a living, contemporary memory of this.

Plus riche que moi, y’a pas !– Un souvenir d’avenir brings together three main pillars:

  • Collective memories linked to art and culture
  • Social and societal engagement within the city through cultural expression
  • The creation of new “Memories of the Future” with the realization of interviews of new protagonists whose individual memories of exile, migration and settlement in France are still silenced or truncated.

The aim is to promote these necessary memories, especially when they are committed to strong cultural and democratic values that are conducive to the future: through these filmed interviews, this project aims to contribute to intergenerational well-being in Villiers-le-Bel and beyond.

Through these testimonies of singular and collective experiences, obstacles and knowledge: to give perspective, to share the experience of the past, to make it available for the future.

Agnès Desfosses

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