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The Future of Belonging: Contemporary French and Francophone Film Festival

Mon, March 7th, 2022
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm

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The Department of Romance Languages is delighted to announce the return of the annual Contemporary French and Francophone Film Festival. This year, all three films center Black and Indigenous female perspectives on community, love and belonging. The second film is: 

March 7:  Une histoire à soi directed by Amandine Gay (2021) and Q&A event with sound engineer, editor and film producer Enrico Bertolucci and director Amandine Gay after the film showing. 

Une histoire à soi: “Filmmaker and activist Amandine Gay was listed under ‘X’ as a child in France […]. ‘A Story of One’s Own’ passes the mic to five people who, like herself, carry in themselves the experience of being adopted. Separated not only from their unknown biological parents and countries of birth but also from the story about themselves. However, some of the blank pages are filled in by Gay’s both emotional and reflective film, where the five protagonists step forward and introduce us to the otherwise overlooked nuances in the discussion of international adoption – and the experience of knowing it from the inside. Love, doubt, anger and forgiveness. Strong feelings, which the five people we meet nonetheless experience in their own way, while they with an at times almost incomprehensible openness share their own stories with us. Their honesty and choice of words are what makes ‘A Story of One’s Own’ a film that invites us to empathise and understand them across our differences, no matter who we are – and how well we know our own story.” (source)

All films have English subtitles. Admission is free. Images Cinema requires proof of vaccination and masking, and the audience size is limited  to 50% of full capacity – please come early to be sure to have a seat!

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Romance Languages, Africana Studies, History, German & Russian, Psychology, the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Davis Center, the Global Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, Pathways for Inclusive Excellence, the Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Fund for Democratic Studies, Lecture Committee, Oakley Center.

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