Mariannes noires

Director

Mame-Fatou Niang & Kaytie Nielsen

Showtimes

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:00pm

Special Notes

Free admission
Ithaca Premiere
Video introduction by filmmaker Mame-Fatou Niang


Release year/country

2016 France

Format

DCP

Runtime

1 hr 17 mins

Series


image from the film MARIANNES NOIRES

Recent violence and growing nationalism in France have brought fierce debates about the country’s identity to the forefront. In Mariannes noires, seven different French-born women of African descent confront their own unique identities and challenge the expectations of French society. While some came from great privilege, and others came from nothing at all, they each have attained a high level of success and influence, which they use to increase visibility for Black women in France. However, despite their power, their achievements, and their leadership, and no matter their class background or ancestral heritage, they all survive systemic inequality.

Sponsored by the French Studies Program.

website: mariannesnoires.com

Trailer