Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light. It is the most comprehensive and compelling documentary existing on the remarkable migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Weaving stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of WWII, we have compiled a riveting document using rare photographs and stock footage, exciting period music, and stimulating commentary by leading experts.
Driven by the brutal segregation and limitations in the United States, Black American poets, writers, intellectuals, artists, musicians, and entertainers able to get to France were thrilled by their first feeling of absolute freedom. That's where our story begins.