LAPRESSE+ [2018]

Determined to Bounce Back

On August 9th, 2008, 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva was gunned down by police in Montreal North. The incident ignited a series of riots the very next day, led by angry youths. A decade later, La Presse now offers a glimpse into what Montreal North has become. The story is told through the lens of a basketball team, whose young players don’t have it easy. Neither on the court, nor in life.

Photojournalist: Martin Tremblay; journalist: Caroline Touzin.