New Voices Competition

North American Premiere

France, Taiwan R.O.C. | 30 MINUTES | English, French |


Women, Politics, Expressions of Black Freedom

Colored is an immersive mixed-reality installation adapted from a biographical essay written by Tania de Montaigne. It’s the story of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Black girl who, in Alabama in the 1950s, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white woman. A Rosa Parks ante litteram whose revolutionary gesture did not receive the same public recognition as that of her elder a few months later, condemning her to oblivion.

At 83 years old, Claudette still lives in New York. Published sixty years after the fact, this biography, winner of the 2015 Simone Veil Prize, plunges us into a moment in American civil rights history that keeps resurfacing in our time. The feeling that to be Black is to be an inferior race, especially for a woman.

In Person

Ticket includes access to all Immersive & Games projects.

Monday through Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Part of the Expressions of Black Freedom programming. Sponsored by:


Pierre-Alain Giraud, Stéphane Foenkinos
Project Creator
Tania de Montaigne, Pierre-Alain Giraud, Stéphane Foenkinos
Tania de Montaigne
Pierre-Alain Giraud, Emanuela Righi (Novaya - France) / co-producer Patrick Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment - Taiwan) / co-producer Centre Pompidou - France
Key Collaborator
Valgeir Sigurðsson (original music & sound design), Nicolas Becker (sound design), Laurence Fontaine (set designer), Philippe Berthomé (light designer)
Technical Direction
Mathieu Denuit, Pierre-Luc Denuit
Novaya Production & Technical Team
Louis Moreau, Alban Niemaz, Adélie Saudreau, Nikolai Aleksandrov, Oumayma El Amraoui, David Coué-Marsh, Benjamin Saudreau, Tristan Leroy, Rose Genermont, Guil Ymar, Xavier Jacquot
FFE Production & Technical Team
Christa Chen, Alice You, May Wu, Yuri Lee, Brie Huang, Chew Tzi Ling, Hung Wen Chen, Yi Wen Fang, Abba Tong, Ying Hsuan Lo, Vivian Yu, Yi-lin XIie, Chih Chen Wang, Li Wun You, Hao Yang Ke, Chia Hui Wang, Ting Chia Hu, Yi Jing Tzeng, Vera Chen, Mei Chen, Cheng Chou, Tsai En Huang
Special Thanks
With the support of the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC - France), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (France), TAICCA, Institut Français, ROSCO, L-Acoustics, 104factory
Tania de Montaigne, Gwei Lun-mei, Rebecca Naluyange, Keril Daniel, Vicky Veronique Bailey, Mbongiseni Kunene, Jona Kraft, Sergei Laev, Craig Thomas Crawford, John Harve Jackson