Exhibition: Blackfoot: A French Heritage

Cultural Exhibition Historic Cinema Movie screening
Place : Cinéma La Cascade
  • Exposition : Pieds-noirs : un héritage français
  • Le hall du cinéma La Cascade
Exposition : Pieds-noirs : un héritage françaisLe hall du cinéma La Cascade


This free exhibition will be held in the hall of the La Cascade cinema, on 8 small screens.
It relates the story and the testimony of this Mediterranean people.
Opening on 12 July at 6.30 pm.
Imagined as a journey in the colours of the Mediterranean, the exhibition is built around 10 themes to make people aware of this unique identity shared by over 3.5 million French people.
As part of the 60th anniversary of the repatriation of the French from Algeria and Algeria's independence.

The idea is to propose a journey through several screens around 10 themes: History, Roots, Cuisine, Humour, Music, Identity, Exile, Nostalgia, Integration, Transmission.
This face-to-face meeting between witnesses and spectators allows for an intimate and almost personal virtual encounter. Each one feels the echo of his own story. How was the soul of this population born? What remains 60 years after leaving their native land?

The pieds-noirs have infused French society, seemingly but everywhere. From shops to the civil service, via show business: Enrico Macias, Alain Afflelou or Mado la niçoise, but also the baker, the lawyer, the grocer or the lady at the café.
All of them want to tell their stories with the crazy desire to share their culinary traditions, their unique humour, the memories that inhabit them. They are the last witnesses of a life that will soon be nothing but tales and legends.

Journalists, directors and documentary filmmakers, Sarah El Younsi and Laura Sahin, both granddaughters of pieds-noirs, are keen to tell the story of their ancestors by broadcasting the words of the last witnesses of this Franco-Algerian story.
Opening period (s)From 12/07 to 26/07/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 9 pm.


Free of charge.


35 cours du 4 septembre
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.402707
Longitude : 5.054574
Ville de Martigues
Phone : +33 4 13 93 02 52
Cinéma La Cascade
35 cours du 4 septembre
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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