3×15′ / FR / DEC 2022

JOUR NOIR is the story of a black man, Sikou Niakate, who, on his 30th birthday, asks himself the question of fatherhood: “Am I ready to become a father?”

He senses that his hesitation is due to his skin color. We then dive with him into a deep and intimate overview. During a normal day in the streets of Paris, where seemingly banal situations follow one another (walking, shopping, taking the metro, having a coffee on the terrace…), he records himself and tells of the permanent control he has over his body, his behavior, the way he dresses, the way he speaks and moves, in order to not correspond to the terrible stereotypes attributed to black people. Everything will be – from the inside – looked at, dissected, expressed. Does he want to – can he – pass all this on to his child?

Author and interpreter: Sikou Niakate

Sound design: Hélène Bizieau

Music: MiM

Illustration: Aurelia Durand

Voice over title: Assa Traore

Production: StudioFact Audio

Distribution: on every podcast app (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.)

STUDIOFACT RIGHTS is the distribution arm of Studiofact Media Group, the first French audiovisual group to produce original content exclusively from true stories in documentary, fiction, podcast, publishing and live performance. Studiofact Rights distributes in France as on the international market all the group’s productions as well as external productions, all genres included. We support producers from development to completion of projects: seeking pre-financing (co-production, pre-purchases, etc.), editorial positioning to best adapt to the expectations of the international market, and assistance with marketing and communication strategies. Once the films are finished, we promote them on festivals, and over all types of media, – both linear and non-linear -.


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