Amandine Gay
Amandine

Amandine GAY is a filmmaker, afrofeminist activist, and scholar who divides her time between research and creation. According to her, reclaiming the narrative is an act of emancipation.

Following Speak Up -her first feature-length documentary on European Black francophone women released in French, Belgian and Swiss theaters in 2017 and Canadian theaters in 2018, she is now preparing a second documentary, A Story of One’s Own. This second feature will be released in theaters in 2021. A Story of One’s Own is an archival film on transnational adoption from the perspective of 5 adult adoptees.

Amandine Gay regularly appears as a speaker on Afrofeminism, intersectionality or adoption. In 2015, she authored the preface of the first French translation of bell hooks' seminal, Ain't I A Woman. She is also a writer in several collective works: Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space; Éloge des mauvaises herbes: ce que nous devons à la ZAD or Décolonisons les Arts !

In 2020, she signed with La Découverte editions, for the publication of her first book, an autobiographical essay on adoption.

You can follow her in French and English as @OrpheoNegra




  • OUVRIR LA VOIX/SPEAK UP Trailer

    SPEAK UP is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. The film focuses on our common experience of discrimination related to those two indistinct dimensions of our identities : "woman" and "black". The film deals with the intersections of discrimination, art, blackness in all its expressions and why we choose to reclaim the narrative about ourselves. OUVRIR LA VOIX est un documentaire sur les femmes noires issues de l'histoire coloniale européenne en Afrique et aux Antilles. Le film est centré sur l'expérience de la différence en tant que femme noire et des clichés spécifiques liés à ces deux dimensions indissociables de notre identité "femme" et "noire". Il y est notamment question des intersections de discriminations, d'art, de la pluralité de nos parcours de vies et de la nécessité de se réapproprier la narration. SOLTE A VOZ é um filme sobre mulheres negras da diáspora, vindas da história colonial européia na África e nas Antilhas. Centrado na experiência comum de discriminação, a partir dessas duas dimensões indissociáveis de nossa identidade, "mulher" e "negra", o filme lida especialmente com a intersecção de discriminações, de arte, da pluralidade de nossos percursos de vida e da necessidade de se reapropriar da narração sobre nós mesmas.