Screening - COLOR BAR

COLOR BAR

Time

Dates

 

Locations

 

Admission

12:30pm / 12:30pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

THE AFICAN CINEMA TENT

FREE

Directed by
Roland Gunst 
Producer

Pieter-Jan Ardies

Executive Producer

Koen Sips

Director of Photography
Roland Gunst and Gregory Delannay
Country

Liberia (2008)

Running time

Language

Genre

57 mins

English, French (English subtitles)

Documentary

Synopsis

At the age of 12, I Roland Gunst and my family moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Belgium.  Now, for the first time I was confronted with my mixed race.  In Africa, I am considered white.  In Belgium, I am considered black.  Totally confused I fight against an identity crisis that lasts for 20 years.  In order to find my identity I shatter a taboo by speaking about this racial issue with my family and other mulattoes.  I discover that other mulattoes too had to deny, hide or reject one of their roots (parents) in order to survive in their social environment.

I don’t exist, because my race doesn’t exist according to the divine laws of the Color Bar.