Health and Safety

Coup de coeur... Les Pépites

03 Dec 2016 recommendation

Dear students, dear friends, dear all of you…

When we see something we like, it’s hard to keep it to ourselves. That’s who we are at the Alliance Française de Chicago. We like to share!

So it’s our great pleasure to talk to you about the movie Les Pépites, a documentary that will be shown once (and only once!) at the Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago, on December 10th at 11:15 a.m.


If you too you have a dream, this movie is for you.

The plot

In 1995, a retired French couple, Christian and Marie-France, come across the Phnom Penh (Cambodia) landfill full of hazardous waste, flies by the thousands and…hundreds of kids from 6 to 15, searching through the pile of garbage for food or anything good enough to sell.

Absolutely overwhelmed by this experience, Christian and Marie-France decide to start an association “Pour un sourire d’enfant” in order to provide food, basic care and education to these children. 20 years later they have given 10,000 kids the chance to dream as well…

Not convinced yet? Have a look to the trailer …

The info?

Les Pépites (2016, 88 min), by Xavier de Lauzanne In French with English subtitles December 10th at 11:15 a.m. Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago