Afro Prairie Film Festival - Ouvrir la Voix @ Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg [23 February]

Afro Prairie Film Festival - Ouvrir la Voix


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19:00 - 21:00

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Winnipeg Cinematheque
Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Opening Night
Friday, February 23 / 7:00 PM — Cinematheque
Ouvrir la Voix
Directed by Amandine Gay
2017, Canada, 122 mins
Skype Q & A w/ Amandine Gay
OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our «black women» status. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a statement from francophone European black women so as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative.

About the Director: Amandine GAY is a Montreal-based Afrofeminist filmmaker, activist, and journalist. Following her graduation from the Institute of Political Science in Lyon with a masters in communication, Amandine GAY joined the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris 16 and began performing in theatre, film and television. Since 2012, Amandine has been working as a screenwriter, making her directorial debut with her documentary, Ouvrir La Voix [Speak Up/Make Your Way], a feature-length Afrofeminist documentary on European Black francophone women. She is also a contributor to the information website, Slate.fr. Most recently, Amandine authored the preface of the first French translation of bell hooks' seminal, Ain't I A Woman. Amandine is lives in Montreal, completing her second master's degree in sociology, focusing on transracial adoption. You can follow her in French and English as @OrpheoNegra

Trailer here: youtube.com/watch?v=lOmprPPISrk

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