A weekend in Paris is the stuff of dreams, no doubt. But only when it happened to me the other day, in these times, did I realize how this might change my point of view. The City of Lights shed light on our whole situation.
By invitation, I was the first American to view a new film about black America, USA: A Recipe for Success, now released on six continents. The writer/director is Rokhaya Diallo, acclaimed young French filmmaker, activist and TV presenter. USA: A Recipe for Success explores blackness and Caribbean American identity through personal profiles that clearly also resonate with the black French experience. The film gives an international platform to a brave and potent cultural voice, with Diallo now as a major contributor for both TV5MONDE and the newly-launched BET France. TV5MONDE is one of the top three most available global television networks in the world. By 2017, USA: A Recipe for Success will reach 300 million viewers and will air in four languages. Read the full article here.