JOSEPHINE BAKER – BLACK DIVA IN A WHITE MAN’S WORLD : NYADIFF

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JOSEPHINE BAKER – BLACK DIVA IN A WHITE MAN’S WORLD

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St – Room 136 Thompson 
New York, NY 10027


Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 3pm 

JOSEPHINE BAKER – BLACK DIVA IN A WHITE MAN’S WORLD

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Joséphine Baker - Schwarze Diva in einer weißen WeltA tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn.

The film focuses on her life and work from a  perspective that analyses images of Black people in popular culture. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial clichés and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.

Directed by Annette von Wangenheim, Germany, 2006, Documentary, 45 min, in English/French/German with English subtitles.

SHOWN WITH PARIS NOIR

 

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