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05 August 2022

BLACK CAMERA. La noire de…, La passante and Many Others: Framing Cinematic Representations of Afro-Descendant Women, Identity, and Positionality in France by Beti Ellerson (Fall 2022)

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La noire de…, La passante and Many Others:
Framing Cinematic Representations of Afro-Descendant Women, Identity, and Positionality in France
by Beti Ellerson
Volume 14, Number 1, Fall 2022, pp. 334-348

Abstract

The influential film La Noire de… by Ousmane Sembene released in 1966, offers a range of themes for a discussion on afro-descendant women and their myriad experiences in relationship to France. The project that this article undertakes encompasses the period around the time of its release to the present. The challenge that it lays for itself is imbedded in a caveat posed as a question: What does the title even mean in the context of a “France” and more particularly a “Paris” that is often viewed as a “fantasy,” but is a real, concrete place—with its contradictions and faults, promise and hope? Who is this discursive cohort of afro-descendant women—negotiating their place in the country/the capital: as student, expatriate, citizen, first-generation diasporan, third-culture “glocal” transplant, traveler, immigrant, migrant? The films selected to problematize these questions set the framework for this discussion.
 
- Negotiating In-Between Identities
- Multiculturalism and French Universalism
- Afro-Descendant Women, Film Activism, and Representation
- Sarah Maldoror: Linking Generations

Published by Indiana University Press
URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/861216

04 August 2022

Maïmouna Doucouré: Hawa. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022

Maïmouna Doucouré: Hawa
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022

Hawa de Maïmouna Doucouré, coproduit par Amazon Studios, est en compétition de la 46ème édition du Festival international du film de Toronto (TIFF) 2022.

Hawa, une adolescente de 15 ans, part à la recherche d’un nouveau tuteur quand sa grand-mère, avec qui elle vit, tombe gravement malade. Le jour où elle apprend qu’une star internationale fait un déplacement en France, elle se lance dans une impossible quête afin de la convaincre de l’adopter.

Hawa by Maïmouna Doucouré, co-produced by Amazon Studios, is in competition at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022.

Hawa, who is 15 years old sets out in search of a new guardian after her grandmother, with whom she lives, becomes seriously ill. The moment she learns that an international star will be traveling to France, she embarks on an impossible quest to convince her to adopt her. 

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