Event presented by NYU Tisch's Department of Cinema Studies, cosponsored by NYU's Institute of French Studies. For any information about this event, please visit Tisch's Department of Cinema studies website here.
Acting while black: blackness on French screens
A conversation with Rokhaya Diallo, moderated by Leonard Cortana
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work which dismantles the barricades of racism and sexism through the promotion of equality and pluralism. She has also directed several documentaries including the award-winning Steps To Liberty and Acting While Black. She also is the author of several books, including two graphic novels, and the co-creator of podcast Kiffe ta race (produced by Binge Audio), along with co-host Grace Ly, dedicated to race and gender issues.
Leonard Cortana is a P.hD Candidate at the Cinema Studies Department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Research Fellow at the NYU Africa House. His research focuses on the transnational circulation of narratives about racial justice and activist movements between Brazil, South Africa, France and the US.