Chroniques d’un Instant

April 26, 2011By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri




Madame Mai in her Paris restaurant. Photo: Mélanie Challe

On the blog Chroniques d’un Instant, photographer Mélanie Challe and journalist Sonia Ghezali present their photo-slide/voiceover Web documentaries that give a voice to Parisians who are rarely heard from. So far, they have profiled Sidiki, a political refugee from Afghanistan who made the long trek to Paris after attacks on his pro-democracy organization and now lives in the streets while trying to help other Afghan refugees; and 81-year-old Madame Mai from North Vietnam, who fled the Communists in 1954 after they decapitated her father and imprisoned her, then came to France in 1967. She still runs a tiny Paris restaurant by herself.


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