VAVA innova, a news outlet dedicated to Kabyle news, wrote an article on Landecker Fellow Noufel Bouzeboudja. In it, they describe the Landecker fellowship and Noufel’s project. VAVA innova publishes articles on Kabyle news and culture, Kabyle being a Berber ethnic group from northern Algeria. Noufel’s project, #PremiereLigne, will help to share immigrant stories from the banlieues of Paris, particularly as frontline and essential workers during the pandemic. These immigrant neighborhoods in the outskirts of the city have stereotypes of being violent and crime-ridden. Noufel wants to fight against this stereotype and help inhabitants reclaim their own story by providing a platform for them to share their experiences. He wants to demonstrate and draw parallels between these workers and the immigrants who worked on post-WWII reconstruction in France. Participants will not only be encouraged to share their experiences, but they will also learn basic videography and journalism skills. This way, they will have storytelling skills that they can use even after the project.
Read the full article in French here.
Noufel is one of thirty Alfred Landecker fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.