Aïssatou Dia, a shy teenage girl living in the Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, attends school each day knowing the odds are stacked against her. The fashionable Regis N'Kissi greets each day with a smile and focuses on his dreams rather than his fears. Nine other children and teenagers demonstrate astonishing personalities and hopes for the future despite growing up in some of France's most underprivileged housing projects.
Capturing the perspectives of Parisian youth living on the fringes of society, Swagger strikes a poignant and topical portrait of life inside France's primarily-immigrant banlieue. Olivier Babinet's first documentary feature premiered at Cannes ACID, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Hamburg, Stockholm and Quebec City, where it won the Jury Prize.