Black and Swiss: putting an end to systemic racism
The death of George Floyd triggered an unprecedented outpouring throughout the world. Thanks to these numerous testimonies, many Swiss people seemed to discover the racism that some of their compatriots experience on a daily basis. Almost two years later, the film Je suis noires, co-directed by Rachel M'Bon and Juliana Fanjul, tells the story of how black Swiss women have built their identity in a country that did not look like them... until now. Time has come to look ahead and find pragmatic solutions. The world is changing, Switzerland is evolving and the guests of this round table are finding ways to normalize being both black and Swiss.
Tuesday 8 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening
Followed by the debate Black and Swiss: putting an end to systemic racism.
French - English
Co-presented with the service Agenda 21 - Ville durable de la Ville de Genève
Alfonso Gomez Administrative Councillor of the City of Geneva, in charge of the Department of Finance, Environment and Housing
Rachel M'Bon Co-director of the film Je suis noires and journalist
Brigitte Lembwadio Kanyama Lawyer, Vice-president of the Cantonal Commission for Integration and Multicultural Cohesion, President of the association Mélanine Suisse and JeSuisRDCongolaise!
Rebecca Stevens Blogger and anti-racist activist
Amani Bathily Social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Safro Collective
To go further
This debat is preceded by the movie:
By Juliana Fanjul & Rachel M'Bon
June 2020. Crowds take to the streets of Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne to denounce systemic racism: an unprecedented occurrence in Switzerland, a country that continues to deny any association with slavery and colonial power. Touched by this sudden outpouring of solidarity, Rachel M'Bon, a mixed-race Swiss journalist accompanied by filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, sets out to meet women who speak of their quest for identity in a country apparently so tolerant.
Co-presented with the RTS
- Section Competition - Creative Documentaries, Films in VOD & Impact Days
- Original language(s) French, English & German
- Subtitle(s) English & French
- Juliana Fanjul & Rachel M'Bon
- Akka Films
- Akka Films
- Leandro Monti
- Thomas Grandjean
- Vuk Vukanović
- Claudio Hughes
- Production country
- World Premiere