BLACK PARIS – screening and Q&A – NY Premiere!
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
WHEN AFRICAN AMERICANS CAME TO PARIS
Saturday, April 1 @ 7PM
Paris Noir – African Americans in the City of Light is an exciting, enlightening documentary on the presence of African Americans in Paris from WWI to the early 1960s.
The film touches on:
- Josephine Baker, Bricktop and Sidney Bechet
- Writers Langston Hughes and Claude McKay
- The connections forged with top African and Caribbean writers and intellectuals Leopold Senghor, Aimé Cesaire, and the Nardal Sisters
- The achievements and challenges of artists in Montparnasse
- The exploitation and growing self-determination of people of color from and in France’s vast overseas empire
Looking back today at their astounding achievements and the beneficial cultural exchange between France and Black America stirs up lively conversation. These jazz musicians, writers, artists, intellectuals – they launched the appreciation of Black culture worldwide.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Associate Producer and founder of Walking The Spirit Tours of Black Paris, Julia Browne. Refreshments will be served after the screening.
Directed by Joanne Burke, USA/France, 2017, Documentary, 60 min, in English.