Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up/Make Your Way) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. The film showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for and focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up/Make Your Way) aims to bring to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our "black women" status. The film is a statement from francophone European black women as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative.
At 7:00 p.m., after the film screening, join us for a discussion with writer and director Amandine Gay. Her film-essay is an exploration of blackness, gender, and sexuality through the lived experiences of Afro-descended women in Europe and the need to take control of their own representation.
Co-presented by the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office for Institutional Diversity, the Office for Student Engagement, the Division of Literature and Languages, the French department, and the Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies department as part of Reed's annual Black Celebration Month. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:00pm
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