The Parisienne Uncovered, A Documentary by Rokhaya Diallo

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Monday April 4, 2022 

5 PM – 6:30 PM ET – In-Person Event

Lohrfink Auditorium, McDonough Business School, Georgetown University Main Campus

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This event is presented by the Georgetown University Gender+ Justice InitiativeWomen’s and Gender Studies ProgramFrench Department, LGBTQ Resource Center, Women’s Center, GU Women of Color, and French In Motion

Join us for a screening and conversation with Rokhaya Diallo about her newest documentary, The Parisienne Uncovered (or La Parisienne Démystifiée, 2021), which seeks to expose the complex and pluralistic reality of Parisian women’s lives, identities, professions, and experiences. Debunking the image often conjured of the stereotypical Parisian woman, or la parisienne — white,  clad in high-end fashion, upper-class, thin — the film interviews countless Parisian women who often feel invisibilized by this narrow representation.

Program: 5 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Screening (50min)
  • Conversation and Q/A with Rokhaya Diallo (35min)

The conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Boum Make, Assistant Professor of French, Georgetown University.

About the filmmaker:

Rokhaya Diallo is a renowned author, writer, and antiracist and intersectional advocate, who has fought tirelessly against racial and gender discrimination in French society. She writes a monthly column in the Washington Post, covering issues of racism and sexism in France and abroad, 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 Gender+ Justice Initiative’s inaugural Researcher-in-Residence for 2021-2024, where she contributes to gender+ justice research and shares her work with the Georgetown community.

More information about La Parisienne Démystifiée:

Trailer: La Parisienne Démystifiée, documentaire de Rokhaya Diallo – Rokhaya Diallo, YouTube

“Rokhaya Diallo démystifie la Parisienne dans un documentaire inédit” – Vogue France

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