Society of Fellows' A. Véronique Charles co-organized the summer film series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris. This July film event screened pivotal works and brought together scholars, filmmakers, and public intellectuals in discussion. For the last installment of the series, A. Véronique Charle was in conversation with Jennifer Padjemi following a screening of Tout simplement noir (dir. Jean-Pascal Zadi, 2020), which tells the satirical story of a French Black man considering racial discrimination while organizing a protest.
About the Series
Black France on Film
The summer 2023 film series “Black France on Film” was organized by the Black France Consortium. On Wednesday evenings throughout July 2023, following the film projection, invited scholars, filmmakers, and leading public intellectuals discussed the cinematic representation of Black French experiences from the early twentieth century to the contemporary moment.
Black France Consortium
With an inaugural partnership among Dartmouth College, Columbia, Northeastern, and Yale universities, the Black France Consortium is an inter-university initiative dedicated to foregrounding Black French Studies within a myriad of spaces and national contexts.
This series was co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, the Columbia University African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College African and African American Studies Department, and Dartmouth College Guarini Institute for International Education.