Off-site Screening – “Speak Up” | Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, the Fondation des Etats-Unis is very pleased to team up with Lost in Frenchlation to organize of Amandine Gray’s movie “Speak Up”, followed by a Q&A with the producer, Enrico Bartolucci, and two members of the cast, Rebecca Chaillon and Nassria Abdoulhamidi. The screening will take place on Thursday, February 7 at 8pm at the Luminor Cinema.

About the Movie

Amandine Gay’s feature directorial debut, “Speak Up” was born out of her desire to “occupy public space and to explain why the intersection of discriminations faced by black women in France is as problematic as it is political.” A celebration of the diversity of womanhood within the global African diaspora, Gay calls the film her response to the need for black francophone women to reclaim their narrative, and challenge the suppression of their voices, revealing the complexity and diversity of their lives and identities. Inspiring a conversation through intertwined narratives, “Speak Up” also exalts the history of black women’s resistance – those who’ve fought to be heard, and a testimony to those who will continue to fight into the future.


Women of African descent converse about what it means to be a woman today and belong to the Afro community. By sharing their experiences and aspirations for the future, they speak up and take control again of their own representation.

Lost in Frenchlation

Lost in Frenchlation brings the best of French cinema to the international community in Paris by screening French films with English subtitles at independent cinemas, with a convivial cocktail hour before or after the movie. Private screenings available upon request. Check out their Facebook page!

Practical Information

Tickets : €9.50 full price | €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available online and at the door.
Residents of the FEU, some free tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact:

Thursday, February 7 at 8pm – Drinks and snacks available from 7pm at the cinema bar Screening starts at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with the cast members

Adress : Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004, Paris

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