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World; La Mal Vie (The Bad Life)


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Series
World
Program
La Mal Vie (The Bad Life)
Program Number

306

Series Description

Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

A film about two men, Algerians who came to France to find, they thought, good work and the good life. During most of their childhood in Algeria they felt connected to France. But now they are in Marseilles, they realize that sense of belonging was an illusion. They live in a city where they are afraid to go out...they do not forget the murders of other North Africans in Marseilles in recent years. They are isolated by language.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “World; La Mal Vie (The Bad Life),” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5069638C89E649928090615D3200C251.
MLA: “World; La Mal Vie (The Bad Life).” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5069638C89E649928090615D3200C251>.
APA: World; La Mal Vie (The Bad Life). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5069638C89E649928090615D3200C251
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