Abstract

The French visual media, like Western media in general, have often shied away from people of color. The Class, a 2008 documentary film directed by Laurent Cantet and based upon François Bégaudau's book, relays the experience of a white French teacher in a multiracial lycée. Abdoulaye Gueye asks what the fanfare generated by this widely viewed film, winner of the coveted Palme d'or at Cannes, really reveals.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8042
Print ISSN
0041-1191
Pages
pp. 158-171
Launched on MUSE
2010-02-20
Open Access
No
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