Francophonie : documentary screening : "Noirs en France"

"Noirs en France” (Black in France) is a documentary produced by France Television, directed by Aurélia Perreau and narrated by novelist and academic Alain Mabanckou, who is our Guest of Honor for this festival. 

Alain Mabanckou's esteemed writings will be available for purchase in both English and French by The Garden District Book Shop.

Discover the shared experiences, challenges, and triumphs of Black people in France with the groundbreaking documentary, "Noirs en France" (Black in France). Beyond a common skin color, the film sheds light on the diverse narratives of Black French individuals, addressing the racism they encounter. Narrated by acclaimed writer Alain Mabanckou, this documentary brings forth stories filled with prejudice, stereotypes, but also resilience, hope, and pride.

  • Diverse Perspectives: Explore the varied backgrounds, ages, and experiences of Black individuals in France, offering a nuanced portrayal of their lives.
  • Narration by Alain Mabanckou: Immerse yourself in the compelling storytelling of Alain Mabanckou, who not only narrates the film but also provides unique insights into the narratives.

Special Guest | Alain Mabanckou: Join us for a remarkable opportunity as we welcome Alain Mabanckou, the esteemed narrator of "Noirs en France." Engage in a discussion with Mr. Mabanckou as he shares his experiences, reflections on the film, and perspectives on the broader issues addressed in "Noirs en France."

Event Schedule:

  • Introduction: Welcome and overview of the film.
  • Film Screening: Immerse yourself in the powerful stories presented in "Noirs en France."
  • Discussion and Q&A with Alain Mabanckou: A unique opportunity to interact with the author and gain deeper insights into the film and its themes. Pose your questions and participate in a dynamic dialogue.

Join Us for an Evening of Insightful Cinema and Conversation! Be part of this enriching experience that brings to light the narratives of Black individuals in France. "Noirs en France" is more than a film; it's a celebration of resilience, diversity, and the strength to overcome adversity.

In partnership with OIF, Villa Albertine, Tulane University and the General Consulate of Canada in Dallas!


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