#SMYA Chapter 5: Speak Up/Make Your Way
The fifth chapter of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power will comprise of a screening of participating artist Amandine Gay’s film Speak Up/Make Your Way (Ouvrir La Voix). The film will be introduced by Gay and followed by a Q&A with Amandine Gay and Po B.K. Lomami, one of the interviewees of the film and manager of socio-artistic projects and queer activist.
Ouvrir La Voix is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. It showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film will therefore focus on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. Ouvrir La Voix aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our ‘black women’ status. Ouvrir La Voix is a statement from francophone European black women so as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative about ourselves. We will not be silenced, we will not be erased and we are in charge of our representation.” - Amandine Gay
Amandine Gay (1984, FR) is a Montreal-based Afrofeminist filmmaker, activist, and journalist. The feature-length documentary Ouvrir La Voix is her directorial debut.
Po B. K. Lomami (1989, Mons, BE) is a Congo-descendant afroqueer, afrofeminist and anti-negrophobia activist and an independant DIY socio-artistic project manager. She (or they) is currently the head of cultural programming of the 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine (Regional Contemporary Art Collection) in Metz, France.
*This conversation will be held in English
KIOSK will be open until 10 pm. You can visit the exhibition Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power before or after the event (free).