Dena Montague

Paris Rebels examines the little known history of black youth in Paris in the 1980s and 90s organizing to defend themselves against brutal attacks by skinheads and Neo-Nazis. Inspired by the culture of defiance in early American hip-hop, they organized a novel form of contentious politics in the streets.

Dena Montague is a documentary filmmaker and scholar.  She makes films that highlight the social, political and artistic experiences of the African Diaspora. She holds a PhD in Political Science from UCLA.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara.