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16 May 2012

The politically committed cineaste Yamina Benguigui becomes minister in the Ayrault Government

The politically committed filmmaker Yamina Benguigui has been named Minister-delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of the French abroad and the French-speaking world in the newly formed Ayrault government, following the inauguration of the Socialist President François Hollande on 15 May 2012.

The 55 year old Franco-Algerian, elected Deputy Mayor of Paris in 2008, is known for her politically-engaged films focusing on memory, issues regarding immigration, violence against women and the disparity among young graduates from immigrant backgrounds.