Film: Ouvrir la voix
Montreal- and Paris-based filmmaker Amandine Gay will visit Dickinson for a screening of her film, “Ouvrir la voix” (Speak Up/Make Your Way), and a related discussion on Friday, Feb. 22, at 5:45 p.m. in Althouse Hall, Room 106, 45 N. College St. The event is free and open to the public.
Gay’s documentary chronicles francophone European black women from the African diaspora. The film focuses on the difficulties these women face as a result of having minority status in predominantly white, ex-colonial countries, as well as highlighting the diversity and cultural richness of Afropean communities. “Ouvrir la voix” is Gay’s directorial debut, which enjoyed a theatrical release in four countries. Gay also contributes to the website Slate.fr, and regularly speaks on afrofeminism, intersectionality, and transracial adoption.