SALIMATOU - Part 1
30 years old, Teacher. The first half of Salimatou's interview really focuses on the question of identity and what it was like to grow up in both Paris, a more multicultural hotspot, as well as in Étréchy, a rural setting. This leads onto the greater topic of racism and xenophobia, where Salimatou gives her own opinion on the matter and how Paris, as a city, is not perfect. The specificities of France's constitution, such as universalism and assimilation, unveil the prominent inequalities within France, something which must be changed by politicians. However, she also praises her country and reminds us to stay positive and to not focus on the negatives, but to look to the future and to find the light at the end of the tunnel.