There are things the French do that can get on British nerves, but la Fondation de l'Abbé Pierre is never one of these. L'Abbé Pierre was not only a résistant, but also helped set up one of the most important and active charities in France.
In the context of this charity, a series of web-documentaries were made on the topic of different sorts of what France calls "mal-logements" (dodgy, or bad, housing). In 2010, 3.6 million French people were living in substandard conditions.
This series approaches the issue from a number of angles ranging from evictions, unhealthy or unsafe conditions to issues relating to social housing.
Director Samuel Bollendorf, uses an innovative narrative technique in order to get the message across, combining photos, videos and 360° interactive viewing of the houses with a faceless, factual voice-over from the residents, thereby managing to avoid personal or emotional voyeurism.
The documentaries are in French, with French subtitles.