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Zone Protégée (Protected Zone)

Zone Protégée (Protected Zone)

Francis is a young black man living in Paris who proudly wears his dreadlocks and love for Rastafarian culture. On the streets he is viewed with suspicion and taunted by racist remarks. He catches the attention of the police who are certain to arrest him for drug possession but their stereotyping may have deceived them.


Zone Protégée (Protected Zone)


Roger Lemus

Year of Release:





French with English Subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Short


9 minutes




Sat 22 Sep 2018, 1.00pm,

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Roger Lemus

Roger Lemus

Roger Lemus was born Martinique and  has been an actor for theater and the film industry in Paris, France for many years. He worked with Deborah Warner (Jules Cesar – Chaillot theater), Jean-Michel Ribes (Rêver peut-être), Pierre Arditi, Michel Aumont. In 2009, he was awarded “best screenplay” for Le naturel revient au galop by the French minister of Culture, Frédéric Mitterrand. He starts in 2015 writing theater plays and directing short films. Protected Zone (Zone Protégée) is his first shortfilm.

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