september, 2018

sat01sep7:30 pmsat9:30 pmQuartiers Lointains: French Films on Self-Image7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL Event Organized By: Chicago Filmmakers Country:USA

Event Details

Co-Presented by Black World Cinema

This touring program of four short French films takes as its focus the idea of “self-image” and how that basic concept is complicated for diasporic people of color, who may have much more fragmented family histories, displacement from one’s homeland and heritage, and invisibility in culture and society.

Films #DirectedbyWomen include…

Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux (Josza Anjembe, 2017, France 21 min
Seyna, a seventeen-year-old Cameroonian adolescent, is passionate about the history of France, the country where she was born and which she loves very much. Having obtained her baccalaureate and approaching adulthood, Seyna has only one desire, to acquire French nationality. But her father Amidou is fiercely opposed to it.

Gagarine (Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, 2015, France, 15 min)
Youri is 20 years old and he has always lived with his mother in a social housing district near Paris. But his building is going to be demolished because of an urban renovation project. Youri doesn’t accept the idea of leaving his home : that’s his spaceship?


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT


Chicago Filmmakers

5720 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL