Film Screening and Discussion: Les Gracieuses

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Film Screening and Discussion: Les Gracieuses

Time: October 13, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews (at University Place)
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
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Phone: 212-998-8750
Event Type: film, screening, discussion
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Oct 12, 2017

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Event Description

(80 min., 2014, in French with English subtitles)

Directed by Fatima Sissani, Les Gracieuses is a group portrait of six young women in their late twenties. The daughters of immigrant parents, they were born in the same building in a poor housing project in the eastern suburbs of Paris and have developed a deep friendship and unbreakable solidarity. They joyfully narrate their experiences of work and spatial relegation; explore their class and race identities; and interrogate the contradictions of French Republican integration.

Followed by a roundtable discussion in English:

Non-white Feminism in Contemporary France


Journalist, documentary filmmaker; director of La Langue de Zohra; Les Gracieuses

Sociologist, Rutgers University; co-founder of Une école pour tou-te-s/Contre les lois d’exclusion; co-editor of Féminismes islamiques

Sociologist, Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis-Paris 8; feminist activist; author of Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End

Institute of French Studies Event

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