Décoloniser le cinéma : "Shakedown" • table-ronde / projection

18 Mar 2019 17:30
→ 18 Mar 2019 22:00
La Colonie, Queer Week
La Colonie
128 rue La Fayette - Paris
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📹 DECOLONIZING CINEMA • (De) Building representations of queers of color

⚡ Round table / projection / discussion ⚡

While the cinema of the big circuits is enough in stereotyped and schematic representations, the ways of new discourses are traced. There are places where voices reaffirm and get along. Places where languages reinvent themselves. Places are created where the bodies are reappropriated, in their own image, of oneself, beyond and with regard to all.te.s. How can we today cope with the means at our disposal to create and deploy these plural images?

🕓 Monday 18 March from 17h30 to 22h30
👉 at The Colony (Paris, 10th)


► from 5:30 pm / 6 pm, a French-speaking program on Afro Queer performances

from Stéphane Gérard (France, VF, 15 ', 2015)
This is the story of a machine producing images that can make people sick. Swallowed by some powerful, it reproduces its stereotypes with the younger generations. But not all are equal before these images. The young blacks of France do not find the answers to their questions. By dint of hiding their reflection in the great cultural mirror, this swallowed machine feeds our anger. Would she end up working on her own loss?

of Kis 'Keya (Belgium, VF, 2 episodes - 24', 2019)
First French Afro Queer web series ⚡ Presentation of the pilot ...
Bibiche, a young African man, works at the travel agency "Rainbow Trip", a call center, located in a European capital, which organizes gay friendly trips. One day Alex arrives, who has just been hired. Bibiche's mission is to conquer him. But Alex is hetero ... he seems.


► 6:45 pm, introduction to the discussion with:

Cinewax: Since 2015, the association Cinewax promotes African cinemas. We organize festivals, previews, collaborations, and we work with a network of cinemas partners.
Active member of the association, Matilde Valencia is studying visual anthropology and anthropology of dance in Nanterre and L'EHESS. She is interested in the "unspeakable" aspect of the body in documentary cinema and in particular to bodies in efforts, in transformation. She studies the strategies of individuals who deconstruct the oppressive norms of gender, sex, and racialization by the body. Very active in associative life in Paris she is also a member of the Dog who barks and defends African cinemas around the world and especially in Latin America
To follow their news and events: https://www.cinewax.org

Stéphane Gérard studies the history of cinema and audiovisual archives at the university, under the direction of Nicole Brenez among others. He made his first video experiments, interested in editing and diverting the dominant images. While continuing to make videos, he is junior curator of Human Frames (2011), an exhibition of international video art, works punctually for the festival Cinéma du Réel, campaigns in political groups and participates in a university research group around the articulation between cinema, theater and emancipation.
See here: http://gstphn.net/

The Diivineslgbtqi + is an association, created in June 2018, whose vocation is Visibility and Representativity Afro-Caribbean, Afrodescendantes, racigated LGBTQI + and mainly lesbians. She proposes cultural / festive events. The association is naturally within the intersectional struggles. Diivineslgbtqi + are present.Es in manifestations, against racism, antivalidism, lgbtqiphobies and especially Lesbophobie.
To follow their news: https://www.facebook.com/pg/diivineslgbtqif/

Kis' Keya, director, casting director and co-founder of Madjiki Productions, started in the arts, as a visual artist (painting and sculpture) and with writing, looking for tools for personal expression and introspection. Today, she considers herself a militant artist, particularly sensitive to the discriminations of this world. (sexism, racism, homophobia, ...).
Check out his website: https://www.kis-keya.com/


► at 7:30 pm, following the screening with an English-speaking program on the history of media representations and spaces of visibility of Afro Queer subcultures in the United States

ABOUT FACE: The Evolution Of A Black Producer
from Thomas Allen Harris (United States, VOSTF, 8 ', 2017)
In New York, in the 80s, in the middle of the AIDS epidemic, a young, openly gay black producer is fighting to spread information about the crisis on the screen.
28 years later, Harris resurfaced by tapping into these tapes and in an essay he wrote at the time: "About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer".

from Leilah Weintraub (United States, VOSTF, 82 ', 2017)
In Shakedown, Leilah Weinraub focuses on the relationships between the dancers of a fiery lesbian and African-American strip club. The documentary follows Ronnie-Ron, the operator and the mistress, Mahogany, the legendary mother of this "scene", Egypt, the star of the dance floor and Jazmine, the inimitable Shakedown-Queen. The director has managed to capture a unique moment to make it a fascinating film, far from LA's experimental film arty or anthropological documentary on lesbian and black women's performances. LA Shakedown is a dreamlike portrait of an underground striptease club created in Los Angeles by and for African American lesbians.


► at 9 pm, discussion with the speakers and public participation!

> Conference and debate in French
> French VF or Original Version Subtitled Movies


Free admission (100 seats available)
Main Room (Ground Floor)
Wheelchair accessible

The colony
128, rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris
Metro: Poissonnière - line 7
Gare du Nord - lines 2, 4, 5, 7
RER: Gare du Nord, line B, D, E
Train: Paris-Nord stop,
Bus: 38, 39, 42, 43, 46
Bus stop in front of La Colonie: lines 26, 32, 42, 43, 48

On-site restaurant and bar


This event is a program of the Queer Week 2019: March 15 to 23. Queer Week is a week of reflection around the diversity of genres, bodies and sexualities.