In 2017, Erika Roux encountered the then nascent La Révolution est en marche (LREEM), a grassroots organization working toward social justice in Aulnay sous Bois, the Parisian banlieue where she grew up.
What began as a request to observe and film them during private gatherings and public actions grew into an intimate bond. The past year she has accompanied the collective to rallies, protests, meetings, and assemblies as they sought to expand what was initiated as a Facebook page into a widespread social movement. LREEM’s members frequently use cellphone cameras to broadcast political objectives, record tense and impassioned street actions, or document the living conditions they seek to change. Roux’s own filmmaking captures many of these self-presentations, as well as generally off-camera, quieter moments of reflection among members in each other’s homes. Her latest video work 'Aujourd'hui, on est là' captures LREEM’s attempts to create a new political imaginary by bringing together underprivileged and under-represented communities nationwide. It documents various collective struggles, including the endeavor to gather signatures from 500 mayors across the country in order to make cofounder Hadama Traoré an eligible candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.
Aujourd’hui, on est là

three channel video installation


with Hadama Traoré, Foucene Traoré, Cosimo Lisi, Nissa Abagli, David Fernandez, Omar N’Daye, Blaise Balmy, Sabrina Boussekine, Catherine Khyar, Brice Pengue, Belaïd Adour, Alexandra Antonio, Alia Abou, Liam Abou, Noah Abou, Eden Antonio, Mathieu Espagnet, Cheick Nguette, Sabah Duval, Adja Traoré

English subtitles: Sophie Bates

Sound mixing: Luisa Puterman

Support from Stichting Niemeijer Fonds and Jan van Eyck Academy