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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - Movie: Amandine Gay, "Open Voice" (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:49:40 +0200

Amandine Gay's documentary Open la voix gives voice to those who never have it: black women, who tell the story of the daily life they face. Essential testimonies. ---- The release of Open the Voice, the documentary of Amandine Gay, on October 11 at the cinema is a tour de force. A tour de force of the one who worked tirelessly for four years to make the images and the message of the film available to the general public. ---- Beyond what we are told by the difficulties to release the film (see our interview with the director above), we must dwell on the meaning of this documentary. In the form first. Very simple but perfectly executed, it could almost seem austere. Some reports give touches of color to all interviews. ---- We feel that what matters is not so much the faces as what they have to say. It's the voice it's all about, and those voices are clear and speak loud. They first tell how they learned they were black. That is, the way others have had to show it to them. This daily racism has not left them ever since.

The film then leaves in a whirlwind of stories of pieces of life. One hundred and twenty minutes that we do not see pass, because these pieces, put end-to-end, show us raw realities that our postcolonial society would like to hide.

The fight to be waged

To read in the monthly Alternative Libertaire of November the interview of Amandine Gay the director of the film

From where do you come from ? - From Limoges. - No, but where do you come from ? From school orientation to mental health issues, the topics are wide-ranging because they occupy their entire lives. These are first of all testimonials, which we can only listen to in order to understand. But it is also a reflection on the struggle to be waged and th

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