Quartiers Lointains - (From distant neighborhoods) a traveling cinema program
Quartiers Lointains, the name conjures local quarters in far-flung districts, and more visually: experiencing the life of vibrant neighborhoods from afar—which reflects the films selected in the ongoing programming seasons.
The traveling cinema program, an initiative of Franco-Burkinabe journalist, film critic and activist Claire Diao, launched in 2013, navigates three continents: Europe, North America, Africa—with screenings of the growing cohort of afro-descendant French filmmakers—who in reality are part of what Claire Diao describes, "the Double Wave" of the contemporary French cinema landscape, giving "new energy to its film culture.
During each Quartiers Lointains Season, a theme is chosen to present the multifarious nature of the dynamic, multi-dimensional experiences of these "neighborhoods from afar."
The ongoing and continuing list of the Quartiers Lointains Seasons: Updated 13 November 2023
7th Season: Metamorphosis with patron/marraine Alice Diop
6th Season: Afrofuturistik with patron/marraine Selly Raby Kane
5th Season: Self-Image with patron/parrain Lucien Jean-Baptiste
4th Season: Justice with patron/marraine Jihan El Tahri
3rd Season: Love, à la French with patron/parrain Melvin Van Peebles
2nd Season: Family with patron/parrain Alain Gomis
1st Season: Identities