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Ouvrir la voix (VOSTA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 18th, 2021
Duration
122 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

Ouvrir la voix
Directed by
Amandine Gay
Language
French with English subtitles
Origins
France
Year
2017
Duration
122 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
DCP
Synopsis

What does it mean to be a black woman in French-speaking Europe today? Rather than letting sociological "experts" speak, Afro-feminist filmmaker Amandine Guay renews the art of the interview by giving the floor to the first people concerned: black women from the European colonial history in Africa and the West Indies.

Ouvrir la voix

Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay (born October 16, 1984) is a French feminist, filmmaker, researcher and actress. Her first film Ouvrir la Voix is a documentary giving voice to Black women in France that aims to give an other approach of feminist movements. The film received the Out d'or for artistic creation in 2017. (Wikipedia)

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Image : Outre Mer la 1ère

La race est une construction sociale. L’identité noire rime avec les préjugés des autres. On fait attention pour ne pas être en retard, pour demeurer d’une propreté exemplaire, afin de ne pas nourrir les clichés plaqués sur nous. Comment on se perçoit soi-même en tant que personne noire, c’est le propos du film.
Amandine Gay
Le Devoir

Ouvrir la voix : à l’écoute des femmes noires

Issues de l’histoire coloniale, elles parlent d’éducation, de sexualité, de stéréotypes incrustés, de religion, de beauté, d’homosexualité, de dépression, d’ostracisme, de fantasmes masculins à leur endroit. Aucune voix hors champ, mais des témoignages bouleversants et allumés servis par des femmes superbes...

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