NYADIFF 2018 GALA SCREENING – THEY HAD A DREAM (Le Rêve Français) : NYADIFF

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NYADIFF 2018 GALA SCREENING – THEY HAD A DREAM (Le Rêve Français)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Milbank Chapel, Teachers College – Columbia University
525 West 120th Street – NY 10027

THEY HAD A DREAM  (Le Rêve Français)

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Christian Faure, France, 2017, 2 x 90 minutes, Drama, French with English Subtitles

FirmineSUN, NOV 25 @ 4:00PM
RED CARPET @ 3:00PM

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Q&A after screening with Firmine Richard and VIP reception

Guadeloupean Actress and Activist Firmine Richard is known for her roles in 8 Women (202), Hunting and Gathering (2007) and La kiné (1998) and Romuald et Juliette (1988).

 

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They had a dream tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupian families to reveal hidden or obscure aspects of French society.

In the Sixties, the idea of a ‘dream France’ appealed to many French West Indians and Reunion Islanders. The BUMIDOM (Bureau for the Development of Migration in Overseas Districts) encouraged them to leave their native lands to escape the poverty caused by the closure of sugar mills, among other factors.

Although they were overseas citizens of France, these people (some of whom were the victims of a compulsory emigration policy, while others had spontaneously decided to move to Metropolitan France) found that life there was very different than the one they had imagined…

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