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David Dufresne, writer and filmmaker, signs “A country that stands wise”, nominated for the César 2021. This documentary is a reflection on the maintenance of order and the monopoly of violence claimed by the States. In 1986, when he was 18, he was marked by the Malik Oussekine case, a student beaten to death by police officers. 25 years later, he became interested in police violence. According to him, they say something about the state of democracy.
“The French police have completely distinguished themselves from their own benchmarks in recent years. We have seen the more frequent use of force, and sometimes in a way that is neither proportional nor strictly necessary, which are the two safeguards. And this development will ensure that international organizations, such as the UN, the European Parliament, will sound the alarm bells.”, He says. David Dufresne, in the light of his research, notes that France is in democratic decline: a decline in terms of press freedom, or even in terms of corruption.
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