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The State of the World

Ouvrir La Voix Amandine Gay

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Speak Up / Make Your Way

What does it mean to be a black woman in francophone Europe today? Rather than turning to “expert” sociologists, Afro-feminist filmmaker Amandine Gay renews the art of the interview and lets her subjects speak for themselves: black women with roots in Europe’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. They are Belgian and French, and they speak with intelligence and humour about the experience of discrimination tied to their double, indistinct identity – “woman” and “black” – as they’ve encountered it at work and school, in relationships, in the art world and simply going about their lives in the street. As they reclaim the narrative of their multiple and different life stories, they trace the outlines of a feminism just as urgently needed here in Quebec.

Presented in collaboration with UniFrance and CIBL

Ouvrir La Voix

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 122 MIN
  • Cinematography : Enrico Bartolucci, Coralie Chalon
  • Editing : Enrico Bartolucci, Amandine Gay
  • Production : Amandine Gay, Enrico Bartolucci
  • Sound Design : Karim Berraf

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