Wednesday, December 5 2018
19:30 - 20:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Films, In connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Josephine Baker, une première icône noire

Josephine Baker, une première icône noire

France, Ilana Navaro, 2018, 52 min.


An impoverished child from Missouri who ended up singing and dancing in Europe, Josephine Baker was the world’s first-ever Black superstar. Nearly a century after the start of her career, her body language, smile and voice still inspire conflicting sensations. But if the great Josephine is still so present in our memories today it’s because she was so much more than a music hall star. She was a pioneer, a fighter and a utopian who never stopped fighting racism and xenophobia, using her body as a political tool.

Both a symbol of liberation and a replication of colonial stereotypes, Josephine Baker became an essential icon of global Black history.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)                                     General public: $5                                                      VIP: $4