Neither Cops nor Blacks nor Whites

  • Greek Title Ούτε μπάτσοι, ούτε μαύροι, ούτε λευκοί
  • English Title Neither Cops nor Blacks nor Whites
  • Original Title Pas les flics, pas le noirs, pas les blancs
  • Year: 2002
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Duration: 72`
  • Director: Ursula Meier
  • Scriptwriter: Claude Muret
  • Cinematography: Eric Stitzel, Tommaso Fiorilli
  • Editing: Julie Brenta
  • Music / Score: Olivier Messiaen
  • Sound: Ursula Meier
  • Production: Ciné Manufacture CMS SA
  • Co-production: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
  • Awards: Nyon, Visions du Réel, Prix de la Télévision Suisse Romande 2002
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: Beta SP
  • Subtitles: Greek

The amazing story of Alain Devegney, a deputy sergeant in the Geneva gendarmerie. After being a victim of aggression in an African country, this former militant of the extreme right becomes aware of the need for dialogue and intercultural exchange. With the help of a young woman of Franco-Tunisian extraction who has worked with various associations and of a fellow policeman who has a degree in educational sciences, Devegney lays the basis for a ground-breaking integration and mediation project. The aim of this innovative project is to put relations between the police and the different foreign communities of Geneva on a new footing.

Ursula Meier
Ursula Meier studied Film at the IAD in Belgium. Her short films’ and documentaries’ successes allowed her to get worldwide recognition. She was chosen to be part of Arte’s collection of TV movies "Male/Feminine" and directed, in 2002, Strong shoulders. In 2008, her movie Home was part of the Official competition in Cannes and received several distinctions and awards, including three Cesars. Sister took the Silver Bear in Berlin International Film Festival, competed for the Independants Spirit Awards and Kacey Mottet Klein was nominated for Best Male Newcomer’s Cesar. This film, just as Home, was rewarded of three Quartz at the Swiss Film Award and represented Switzerland at the Oscars.

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