Paris Maps tracks the journey of Mackie Kaplan as 40 years on he searches for the identity of a 1968 bomber responsible for an outrage in Paris of which Mackie was always suspected.
Set against a present day Paris-wide sans papiers search and arrest operation, Mackie is joined in his search by young Congolese sans papiers, Bala.
Across a landscape of activism and Gendarmerie assaults far from the black and white picture of ’68, Mackie’s search is forced to encompass both that for his mysteriously missing son and his grand chagrin d’amour of 40 years ago.
Deftly guided by Bala through political territory he thought he knew so well, Mackie finally finds reunification with his son and through him resolves both the identity of the bomber - and the truth of his lost love affair.
Published: 9 July 2012
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