Je Suis Noires
- In theatres9. March 2023
- Production year2022
- ProductionAkka Films
- DirectorRachel M’Bon & Juliana Fanjul
- Age restriction10
Solothurner Filmtage - Panorama Shortfilm
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SWISS FILM PRIZE
In Switzerland, a country of neutrality, new, unfamiliar voices are being heard. Voices of women who fight for the recognition of structural racism, deconstruct stereotypes and confess their double identity as Swiss and Black. It is in this context that Rachel M’Bon begins her own search for identity. On her way to liberation, she questions her past, her present and holds up a mirror to her country and her peers.
The strength and determination with which Rachel M’Bon confronts her past is the strength of this film, which represents an important step towards opening up a discourse that has been suppressed for too long. Together with filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, the Swiss-Congolese journalist interrogates her country and portrays six protagonists. Each of them tells a story that reflects her own personal path to liberation.
We show the film in combination with the short film ETHEREALITY by Kantarama Gahigiri.
Stranded in space for 30 years. How does it feel to finally come home? A reflection on migration and the sense of belonging.
Kantarama Gahigiri is a Rwandan-Swiss filmmaker. In 2004 she won the prestigious Fullbright Award and moved to New York where she completed her Masters in Film. Her first feature film TAPIS ROUGE was screened and awarded worldwide.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Rachel M'Bon, documentary film consultant and marketing strategist from Swiss Films Charlotte Ducos, Human Rights Officer of the Anti-Racial Discrimination Unit Kellie-Shandra Ognimba, Head of Swiss Distribution of First Hand Films Nicole Biermaier