Rachida Dati : The passion for power


Director : Taly Jaoui & Antoine Vitkine
Length : 52'
Year : 2009
Producer : Daniel Leconte

Abstract

After Nicolas Sarkozy's election, Rachida Dati is appointed Minister of Justice. As a young woman from North African descent, she is very different from traditional French political leaders and becomes an authentic symbol of integration. By retracing her astonishing rise to the highest ranks of the Republic, we understand why governing has been such a difficult experience for her. What can we learn from the social ascension of this woman raised in poor suburbs? Is a new generation about to emerge or is she an exception in the elitist environment of French politics? This exclusive portrait of Rachida Dati aims at telling an ambitious journey and deciphers the driving forces of today’s political arena.