Past Event

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

November 7, 2018 - November 16, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:50 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Maison Francaise
France doesn’t have an equivalent word for speaking about “blackness” and has just removed the word “race” from its Constitution. However, a new generation of black French women directors is creating documentaries, news reports, and fiction films about the black experience in all its plurality, from more recent immigration of Africans to France, to intimate searches for genealogical identity in the Caribbean, to feminist and political struggles in today’s troubled times. Around a selection of films directed by award-winning artists of African descent, this series will explore experiences of mostly female subjects and characters in France, but also in French-speaking Africa and in the diaspora, in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Contact Information

Shanny Peer
212 854 4482