Les Nettoyeurs (The Cleaners)| 54mins
Director: J.M. Papazian | Producer: Les Poissons Volants
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: France
Marseille, mythical city, full of charm but where one in three people live below the poverty line. Kalliste is a vertical slum of 5000 inhabitants located in the northern districts. Kalliste is one of the two most degraded projects in Europe with 70 percent unemployed, or drug trafficking, or with criminality records. But in this third world oasis in a developed country the main problem is the dirt and garbage accumulated at the foot of apartment buildings. A small cleaning firm take up the challenge. A Marseillaise version of the Danaides' jar from which emerge humanities with unsuspected stature.