Quark Productions

Too Black to be French?

by Isabelle Boni-Claverie


The director, Isabelle Boni-Claverie, is Black. She grew up in a privileged environment and seems to have none of the social handicaps that could restrain her integration. Yet, she is victim of discriminations. Would the Republic have lied to her?

Enlightenend by analysis from Eric Fassin, Pap Ndiaye, Achille Mbembe, Patrick Simon and Eric Chalaye, along with testimonies of anonymous  persons, "Too Black to be French?" offers an impertinent thought on our society's inequalities.


Directed by Isabelle Boni-Claverie
Edited by Sébastien Touta, Solveig Risacher & Gwénola Héaulme

Length 52'
Format 16/9 - HD

With the participation of the CNC
With the support of the PROCIREP & the ANGOA
With the support of the Agence nationale pour la cohésion sociale et l'égalité des chances - L'Acsé - Commission Images de la Diversité

© Quark / ARTE France - 2015

Broadcast on ARTE the 3rd of July 2015 at 11.10 p.m.

Too Black to be French?