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Myth of a Colorblind France (2020)

Myth of a Colorblind France explores the extraordinary and sometimes difficult lives of Blacks in Paris from the 19th century to the present. For more than a century, African American ... See full summary »

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Alan Govenar
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Akin Babatunde Akin Babatunde
Josephine Baker ... Self (archive footage)
Ben The Glorious Bastard Ben The Glorious Bastard
Barbara Chase-Riboud Barbara Chase-Riboud
James Emanuel James Emanuel
Chansse Evans Chansse Evans
Geneviève Fabre Geneviève Fabre
Michel Fabre Michel Fabre
Chaz Guest Chaz Guest
Thomas Allen Harris
Francis Hofstein Francis Hofstein
Jake Lamar Jake Lamar
Joseph Langley Joseph Langley
Gregory Masurovsky Gregory Masurovsky
Dan Morgenstern Dan Morgenstern
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Myth of a Colorblind France explores the extraordinary and sometimes difficult lives of Blacks in Paris from the 19th century to the present. 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. 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. 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, Barbara Chase-Riboud, and Lois Mailou Jones, and includes rare home movie footage of Henry Ossawa Tanner in Paris. Myth of a Colorblind France ... Written by Myth of a Colorblind France

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Engrossing
9 November 2020 | by laurengokookooSee all my reviews

I think the title is perfect. It forced me to rethink issues of cultural bias. The focus of the film is clear, this idea of myths revealing deep truths, but also misleading and sometimes false ones too, especially as it relates to the idea of colorblindness within society.


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25 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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