Speak Up


What does it mean to be a black woman in francophone Europe today? Rather than turning to “expert” sociologists, Afro-feminist filmmaker Amandine Gay renews the art of the interview and lets her subjects speak for themselves: black women with roots in Europe’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. They are Belgian and French, and they speak with intelligence and humour about the experience of discrimination tied to their double, indistinct identity – “woman” and “black” – as they’ve encountered it at work and school, in relationships, in the art world and simply going about their daily lives.