Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work which dismantles the barricades of racism and sexism through the promotion of equality andpluralism. TV host and a pundit on several French and international networks, Rokhaya is also a contributor to several newspapers and magazines. She has also directed several documentaries including the award winning Steps To Liberty. She co-founded the INDIVISIBLES, which awards through The ” Y’A BON AWARDS” ceremony the “best” racist statements made by French public figures each year. She is the author of several books, including a graphic novel. She has curated an exhibition in Paris inspired by the book “Afro!” she co-authored with the photographer Brigitte Sombié. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Women in Digital Feminine Communication Award from #LabcomWomen in the Generosity category created by the channel TF1 and the distinction paying homage to her work in the Journalist of the Year category 2016. In 2017 she was the only French person invited to attend the inauguration of the Obama Foundation.
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Les Marches de la Liberté / The Steps To Liberty
Fifty years after the Civil Rights March in Washington DC and the “dream” of Martin Luther King, thirty years after the “March for Equality and against Racism” in France, Diallo follows a group of young Americans who come to France to examine the issues of race, diversity, human rights, through meetings with political personalities, expat African Americans, and local community activists.
A film by Rokhaya Diallo (2013, 52 min.)
Les Réseaux de la Haine/ Networks of Hate
Journalist Rokhaya Diallo, very active on social media, was publicly targeted with a rape threat launched on Twitter.
Shaken by this violence, she decided to lodge a complaint and to meet with those who are daily confronted with Internet-based hatred. Whether publicly or anonymously, there are many who are harassed by hundreds of these messages. The documentary attempts to probe the impetus behind this violence that is occasionally expressed on social media.
This investigation leads Rokhaya Diallo, in association with organizations against discrimination, the police, as well as advocates for the freedom of expression, to respond to the question: Is the Internet a vector of hatred?
A film by Rokhaya Diallo (2014, 52 min.)
De Paris a Ferguson : coupables d’être noirs / Not Yo Mama’s Movement
Rokhaya Diallo, Afro-Parisienne journalist, antiracism activist, and award-winning filmmaker, turned her camera on an emerging generation of black activists who, in the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, were able to mobilize international opinion in favor of the protests in America. Although France is confronted with similar problems, the victims of French police brutality have not benefited from the same media attention. Not Yo Mama’s Movement explores the similarities and differences between the racial situations in the U.S. and France and how today’s activists navigate building movements for change.
A film by Rokhaya Diallo (2016, 52 min.)