Events

Past Event

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

November 9, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
After her master class, Amandine Gay will be joined by Maboula Soumahoro and Nora Philippe MASTER CLASS BY AMANDINE GAY: "A CHILD OF MINE" ON INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION Amandine Gay is the new name in “French guerilla cinema” and Afro-feminist cinema. She wrote, directed, produced and distributed Speak Up herself, as her first full length documentary, and it was a necessary and urgent film (Speak Up is being screened at the Lenfest Center on November 10 at 2:00 P.M.). For this master class, Amandine Gay will be talking about her work on her next film project on international adoption, a phenomenon that is rarely spoken about by those who have experienced it personally, as she has. “Reclaiming the narrative” is the idea that guides Amandine Gay, who was born to an unknown mother (“née sous X” in French), a black baby adopted and raised by a rural white French family. She will first share in this master class the results of several years of academic research conducted on international adoption, its history and current state of affairs, using sociology, psychology and decolonial analysis. Next she will offer us a first ever look at her work in progress, from international casting of interviewees who were adopted, to the discovery of remarkable audiovisual achives, intimate Super8 films and astounding documents about unknown aspects of certain American international adoption practices.

Contact Information

Alexander Kutler
212-854-4482