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Title Myth of a colorblind France / Documentary Arts presents a film by Alan Govenar ; directed by Alan Govenar ; produced by Documentary Arts ; written by Alan Govenar, Jason Johnson-Spinos
Published New York, NY : First Run Features, [2021]
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021
First Run Features, 2020


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 min.) : flv file, sound, color and black and white
Summary For more than a century, African American artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. What made these African Americans choose France? Why were the French fascinated by African Americans? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind? Alan Govenar's film investigates these questions and examines racism that has plagued not only African Americans fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today. The film explores the lives and careers of renowned African Americans who emigrated to Paris, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Beauford Delaney, and Barbara Chase-Riboud, and includes rare footage of Henry Ossawa Tanner in Paris. Features interviews with renowned author Michel Fabre, jazz aficionado Francis Hofstein, poet James Emanuel, historian Tyler Stovall, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, graffiti artist Quik, hip hop producer Ben the Glorious Bastard, African drummer Karim Toure, and many more
Notes Title from title frames
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020
This version produced by First Run Features
Wide screen 1.77:1
Credits Cinematography, Didier Dahan, Robert Tullier ; edited by Jason Johnson-Spinos
Performer Interviewees: Michel Fabre, Francis Hofstein, Barbara Chase-Riboud, James Emanuel, Tyler Stovall, Thomas Allen Harris, Quik, Ben the Glorious Bastard, Karim Toure, Akin Babatunde, Monique Y. Wells
Notes In English and French with English subtitles for French dialogue
Closed-captioned in English
Subject African Americans -- France -- Paris
African Americans -- France -- Paris -- Social conditions
African Americans -- France -- Paris -- History
Post-racialism -- France -- Paris
Racism -- France -- Paris
Race discrimination -- France -- Paris
African Americans.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
France -- Paris.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Feature films.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Internet videos.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Govenar, Alan B., 1952- screenwriter, film director.
Johnson-Spinos, Jason, screenwriter, editor of moving image work.
Babatunde, Akin, interviewee.
Toure, Karim, interviewee
Wells, Monique Y., interviewee.
Harris, Thomas Allen, interviewee.
Stovall, Tyler, 1954-2021, interviewee
Fabre, Michel, interviewee.
Hofstein, Francis, interviewee.
Chase-Riboud, Barbara, interviewee.
Dahan, Didier, director of photography.
Tullier, Robert, director of photography.
Documentary Arts, Inc., production company, presenter.
First-Run Features (Firm)
Other Titles Title from Kanopy's website: Myth of colorblind France