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The Question of Race in Contemporary France ONLINE EVENT The Department of French and Italian at Princeton
Nov 2
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The Question of Race in Contemporary France ONLINE EVENT The Department of French and Italian at Princeton

Myth of a Colorblind France

For more than a century, African American artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. Myth of a Colorblind France explores the extraordinary and sometimes difficult lives of Blacks in Paris from the 19th century to the present.

What made these African Americans choose France? Why were the French fascinated by African Americans? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind? Alan Govenar's new documentary investigates these questions and examines the ways that racism has plagued not only Blacks fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today.


Myth of a Colorblind France (2020)

Written and directed by: Alan Govenar and Jason Johnson-Spinos
Cast: Akin Babatunde, Ben The Glorious Bastard, Barbara Chase-Riboud
Runtime: 86 min
Distributor: First Run Features


Opens Friday, Oct 2, 2020: LAEMMLE VIRTUAL CINEMA

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