6:30 PM–8:30 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
Mame-Fatou Niang, 2016, 83 min.
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Documentary screening followed by Q&A with director Mame-Fatou Niang, in conversation with Sophie Queuniet
What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from metropolitan France to Africa and its many diasporas. The documentary is a mosaic of seven narratives that raise the veil on multicultural France. With Alice Diop, Maboula Soumahoro, Isabelle Boni-Claverie, Aline Tacite, Bintou Dembélé, Elisabeth Ndala, and Fati Niang.