Black Lives Matter in France: Assa Traoré's fight
Since her brother died in police custody, she has become the face of a movement similar to Black Lives Matter in France, which gained momentum after the George Floyd protests. Brut met with activist Assa Traoré, who told us her side of the story that changed her life forever.
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Brut documentary: 300 Miles for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
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Common Creates Ep. 3: Behind the Scenes of Common’s video for “When We Move”
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