Join The Africa Center and African Film Festival, Inc. for a screening of the documentary film Too Black to be French? A discussion with the film’s director, Isabelle Boni-Claverie, and CEO of The Africa Center, Uzodinma Iweala, will follow the screening.
In Too Black to be French?, Isabelle Boni-Claverie explores the role of race and the persistence of racism in France, as well as the impact of the French colonial past. Through an exploration of her personal family history, and interviews with historians and academics, Too Black to be French?, peels back the layers of race relations in supposedly institutionally “colorblind” France.
Boni-Claverie, a French-Ivorian, who grew up in upper-class French society, solicits anonymous individuals to speak on their daily experiences with race, class, discrimination, and micro-aggressions. Too Black to be French? also features interviews with acclaimed sociologists and historians including Pap Ndiaye, Eric Fassin, Achille Mbembe, and Patrick Simon to help contextualize racial history in France. Boni-Claverie’s film starts an urgent discussion on French society’s inequalities and discrimination.
$10, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
The Africa Center, 1280 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029, https://www.theafricacenter.org/, 212.444.9795