French film about riots draws applause
PARIS - The coverage didn't cut it, Alex Chan felt, so he decided to tell his version of the recent violence that rocked his suburb north of Paris.
But rather than a blog or video diary, he turned to a new computer game that allows players to produce a short film and post it online.
He made it with English subtitles "to correct what was being said in the media, especially in the United States, who linked what was happening, the riots, to terrorism and put the blame on the Muslim community," said Chan, a practicing Buddhist.
Produced in just a week and released Nov. 22, his short film has been hailed as a breakthrough for the obscure technique known as machinima — the use of characters, sets and scenes culled from video games to create an original film.
Watch the film in link below: