Living in a slum of huts made with corrugated metal and salvaged bricks,
mortar, and wood panels, a group of algerian family immigrants in
mid-sixties France are shown as through the eyes of a young boy growing up.
The story is based on the experiences of a now well-established writer and
journalist. The adult men have constructions jobs, and the adult women
spend most of the time in the camp preparing food, doing laundry, cleaning
up. The kids do what kids like to do, and often get in trouble. The story
is presented in a straight forward manner, chronologically, and without
creativity. The style is somewhat like Neo-realism. For a different
somewhat more creative and profound in content as well about a group of
people living in a shantytown, see "I Brutti, Sporchi, e Cattivi" of Ettore
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