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Myth of A Colorblind France | Carolina Theatre Virtual Film

October 5

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until October 8, 2020

For more than a century, Black artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. What made these African Americans choose France? Why were the French fascinated by the newcomers? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind?
Myth of a Colorblind France 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. The film explores the lives and careers of renowned African Americans who emigrated to Paris, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Beauford Delaney, Augusta Savage, and Lois Mailou Jones, and includes rare home movie footage of Henry Ossawa Tanner in Paris.
Myth of a Colorblind France features interviews with French scholars Michel Fabre and Francis Hofstein, as well as sculptor and author Barbara Chase-Riboud, poet James Emanuel, historian Tyler Stovall, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, graffiti artist Quik, hip hop producer Ben the Glorious Bastard, African drummer Karim Toure, and many more.
In English & French with English subtitles.

Details

Date:
October 5
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/748310226024688/

Venue

The Carolina Theatre
309 Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Phone:
(919) 560-3030
Website:
http://www.carolinatheatre.org