Wed 30 Jan

Mariannes noires + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Before The Night

77 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA/USA | 2016 | dir.s Mame-Fatou Niang & Kaytie Nielsen, with Aline Tacite, Maboula Soumahoro, Elisabeth Ndala, Fati Niang, Bintou Dembele, Alice Diop, Isabelle Boni-Claverie | doc

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.

Screening as part of Before the Night, followed by a Q&A with Mame-Fatou Niang, co-director and Olivette Otele, professor of Colonial History at Bath Spa University.

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