The butterfly effect - chechens in france

"We are taken for barbarians". Faced with the particular cases that punctuate the news, Chechens in France have the growing feeling of being stigmatised. They have already had this feeling in Russia, which has never recognised the two Chechen wars but considers that it has carried out a vast anti-terrorist operation on its territory. Grateful towards France, the land of welcome, they show a will to integrate while the French administration is hardening towards them. The Chechens who have arrived in France have a variety of backgrounds. Through this diversity, there are common points: a history, an identity, a memory and the raw suffering of a people who try to rebuild themselves as best they can, in the memory of wars and deportation.