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Les Bicots nègres, vos voisins

Les Bicots nègres, vos voisins
Med Hondo
1973 France, Mauritanie 101 min
Sat 12
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Cinéma 2
Book
Thu 17
March
18h30
FDI 100
Book

Some call them “Arabs”, others “niggers”: in other words, “Arab niggers”. In France, there are thousands of them. They carry out the most arduous and degrading work; they are poorly paid. Underpaid, so to say. Most of them live in what are commonly called slums, shantytowns.

Med Hondo

Born in 1936 in Mauritania, Med Hondo is known in the world of dubbing and to the general public as the French voice of African-American actors such as Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman or Richard Pryor. Arrived in France at the end of the 1950s, he exercised many professions (docker, cook) before embarking on the cinema with, as a credo, anti-colonialism and a taste for rebellion. His first film Soleil Ô, released in 1969, is a scathing attack on colonialism. Will come after Les Bicots-nègres, vos voisins, West Indies ou les nègres marrons de la liberté (1979), a musical about the slave trade, and Sarraounia, evocation of the queen of the same name (1987).
(from Le Monde, March 2019)

Sat 12
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Cinéma 2
Book
Thu 17
March
18h30
FDI 100
Book
Production :
Les Films Soleil Ô
Screenplay :
Med Hondo
Cinematography :
François Catonné, Jean Boffety
Sound :
Denis Bertrand, Alain Contrault, Clément Menuet
Editing :
Michèle Masnier
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