Bootyful: Screening and Discussion with Rokhaya Diallo

Orange background of peaches. white text on top and center: Bootyful

Posted in Lectures

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

5 PM EST – In-Person Event, Mandatory RSVP

Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium, Georgetown University Main Campus

Presented by Gender+ Justice Initiative, Black Women Radicals, Women’s and Gender Studies and Dept. of African American Studies

Moderated by Kwame Edwin Otu, Assistant Professor of African Studies, Georgetown University

Join us in welcoming Rokhaya Diallo for a screening and discussion about one of her latest documentaries: Bootyful (2021). From France to the United States via Brazil, Bootyful reveals the history and body politics behind the global craze for a certain type of voluptuous “derriere”. The film also invites the viewer to question if these new norms are liberating, or, instead further sexism and patriarchal pressures. 

Program: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Screening (45min)
  • Conversation and Q/A with Rokhaya Diallo (45min)

About the filmmaker:

Rokhaya Diallo is a renowned journalist, author, filmmaker, and antiracist feminist advocate, who has fought tirelessly against racial and gender discrimination in France and beyond. She is the author of a dozen books and writes a monthly column in the Washington Post, covering issues of racism and sexism in France and abroad. She hosts a podcast with Grace Ly called Kiffe Ta Race (Binge Audio), a show which critically examines issues of identity and race. She is the Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative’s inaugural Researcher-in-Residence for 2021-2024. — Follow Twitter: @RokhayaDiallo, IG: @rokhayadiallo

Dr. Kwame Edwin Otu is assistant professor of African Studies at Georgetown University. Professor Otu is a cultural anthropologist with varied interests, ranging from the politics of sexual, environmental, and technological citizenships, public health, and their intersections with shifting racial formations in neocolonial and neoliberal Africa and the African Diaspora. Otu’s first book monograph is entitled, Amphibious Subjects: Sasso and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana (University of California Press, 2022). The book is an ethnography on queer self-fashioning among a community of self-identified effeminate men, known in local parlance as sasso. 

More information about the film:

Bootyful Trailer

Accommodation requests can be made at genderjustice@georgetown.edu

This event is free and open to all

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