Les promises is an artistic collaboration between six teenage women living in the northern districts of Marseille, artists, educators and anthropologists.

The film captures the power of creative and collaborative encounters, allowing people of different backgrounds and ages to get to know each other and make common cause.

The cinematic work is constructed from interviews, dance scenes and videos made by the teenagers with their smartphones. A collection of people, places and objects made unique by the emotions and memories attached to them.

Performers / Co-authors: Rachel Houmadi, Fatima Khadissova, Ilhem Mechentel, Amira Njahi, Minane Ould Ibbat, Djenna Sekarna

Concept / Realisation: Marion Zurbach in collaboration with the performers
Film director: Giulia Angrisani
Film editor / Assistant director: Mattia Petullà
Composer/ sound designer: Giorgio Gristina
Dramaturge and set design: Arthur Eskenazi
Costumes and set design production: Silvia Romanelli
Artistic assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Light designer: Julien Fresnois
Educator: Mohammed Kassouri
Cultural mediator: Nadja Fichter
Structures: ADDAP13 / SALC / Centre social del Rio
Production management: Maxine Devaud
Diffusion: Les productions de la Seine, Florence Francisco and Gabrielle Baille

Duration: 1 hour Language: French Subtitles: English

Thanks to the support of: Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS-Kultur Kanton Bern, PRAIRIE Migros-Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, SIS, HMSL, Stiftung Anne-Marie Schindler

Special thanks to: Mars Masala for the choreographic support, Marie-Agnès Fontaine, Jacques Vialle, Thierry Couderc, Clothilde Bertrand, Centre social de l'Estaque, Fabrizio Terranova, Eva Baudry, Kathrin Walde, Fabletics, the families and friends.