Dena Montague

Paris Rebels

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.