Too black to be French (2015)
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Too black to be French - documentary

Written and Directed by a Black woman in France named Isabelle Boni-Claverie whose father was a white Frenchman I believe - this is a look at issues of race and matters of cultural integration and diversity too perhaps in modern day France and features interesting comments with people like former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who she points out appointed a woman of colour as Secretary of State over a number of years during his tenure. We see a segment of his speech to African leaders about their "entry into history as a race striving to better themselves on the earth" as he sees it. Isabelle Boni-Claverie discusses issues concerning racial matters with ordinary French people including racial minorities like herself in order to put forward her vision of how things could be better for people like her living in France with the realities that confront them every day it seems.

Michael Rizzo Chessman