Samuel L. Jackson spends time in Bondy, France

Samuel L Jackson met young people in a poor Paris suburb on Tuesday, spotlighting deprived areas that France's mainstream cinema is accused, like its politicians, of neglecting. Bondy, France is known for its large population of immigrants and has experienced racial conflict.  In 2005,  Bondy and other similar neighborhoods were hit by a series of … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson spends time in Bondy, France

“France Noire/Black France” Film Festival, May 21-23, 2010

The "France Noire/Black France" Film Festival is a showcase for films that focus on the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African descent in French society.  The festival seeks to bring into sharp visual relief the differing representations and lived realities of those who identify themselves and are identified as "Les Noirs de et … Continue reading “France Noire/Black France” Film Festival, May 21-23, 2010