EyeSteelFilm Distribution and Bras de Fer are pleased to announce the online launch of the documentary SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY (Ouvrir La Voix), the first feature written and directed by Amandine Gay, which gives a voice to Afro-descendants in French-speaking Europe.
Screened as a Canadian premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), where it won the coveted Audience Award, SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY was a success internationally, and when it was released in theatres in Quebec. The film is now available on VOD on EyeSteelFilm’s Vimeo platform.
SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. The film focuses on our common experience of discrimination related to those two indistinct dimensions of our identities: “woman” and “black”. The film deals with the intersections of discrimination, art, blackness in all its expressions, and why we choose to reclaim the narrative about ourselves.
With the participation of AISS BERG – AMELIA EWU – ELEONORE – FANIA NOEL – FANNY aka THISISKYEMIS – LAURA aka MRSROOTS – MABOULA SOUMAHORO – MANY CHRONIQUES – MARIE LEDA – MARIE JULIE CHALU – MERCI MICHEL – NASS – NDELLA PAYE – ORNELLA aka LOULOU – PO B.K LOMAMI – RACHEL KHAN – REBECCA CHAILLON – SABINE PAKORA – SANDRA – SANDRA SAINTE ROSE FANCHINE – SHARONE – TAINA – THARA – ZINA