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Film Screening: Speak Up by Amandine Gay

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Communications 150, Studio C

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February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

A painting of a black woman with the words

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Film and Digital Media, invites you to a screening of Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up), 2017, by Montreal-based Afro-feminist filmmaker, activist and journalist Amandine Gay on February 19, 7:30 p.m., Communications 150.

Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up) is Gay’s feature-length directorial debut. A celebration of the diversity of womanhood within the global African diaspora, Speak Up features women of African descent conversing about their experiences in the African diaspora and reveals the complexity and diversity of black women’s lives and identities. The film is Gay’s response to the need for black francophone women to reclaim their narrative and challenge the suppression of their voices. Speak Up exalts the history of black women’s resistance—and those who have fought to be heard—while offering a testimony to those who continue to fight into the future.

This screening is in conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (February 6- April 6). 


February 19, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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