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AMFM presents "The Myth of the Black Woman" by Ayana O’Shun

2022, Canada, 94 mins

English—The Myth of the Black Woman is a feature-length documentary that investigates the images of Black women inWestern society, from the hypersexual Jezebel to the lovable Nurse to the Angry Black Woman. Experts say that the Black community is the minority most affected by images created centuries ago. The film works to break down The Myth by featuring a diverse group of women and a wealth of realities rarely seen on screen and supported by engrossing archival footage from the 1800’s to the present day.

French—« Le Mythe de la Femme Noire » est un long-métrage documentaire qui enquête sur l’image des femmes noires dans la société, de l’hypersexuelle Jézabel à l’aimable Nourrice, en passant par l’insolente « Bitch ». Selon des spécialistes, la communauté noire est la minorité la plus touchée par des images créées il y a des siècles. Des femmes noires, leaders acclamées dans leur domaine, racontent les défis que ces représentations d’elles entraînent dans leurs vies. Leurs histoires passionnantes sont appuyées par des images d’archives inédites et captivantes allant de siècles passés jusqu’à nos jours.

Time(s)2:15 PM

Date(s)Sep 23, 2023

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