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Brigitte Rollet

jurists jailed in Malawi. Serreau has been involved in another similar project. In March 1997, she was approached by the association Handicap International to make a film denouncing the use of landmines. Ten directors from France and beyond (including for France, Bertrand Tavernier, Mathieu Kassovitz and Pierre Jolivet) were asked to make a short film (3 minutes). 32 The film Lumières sur un massacre, made up of the ten shorts, was broadcast on French channels in November and December 1997 before being released in French

in Coline Serreau
Engaging with ethnicity
Joseph McGonagle

screen, and usually not heard speaking, is recalled by an unusual 8-second scene as Amélie returns from her father’s via the Gare du Nord with his stolen garden gnome and hurriedly walks down the platform as three young men – who appear to be of black or mixed race heritage – follow her. This multi-ethnic trio, coupled with Jeunet’s casting of Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino, might obliquely recall scenes from La Haine (1995), which Kassovitz himself directed. As Ezra (2008: 87) notes, however, La Haine is ‘the antithesis of Amélie in its unrelenting depiction of a Paris

in Representing ethnicity in contemporary French visual culture