Skip to main content
Browse by:

A Conversation with filmmaker Alice Diop

Alice Diop photography on an event flyer announcing her visit to Duke
Thursday, April 18, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Internationally renowned filmmaker Alice Diop will be visiting Duke briefly on April 18.

Alice Diop represented France for the 2023 Oscars and was the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize in Venice and of the Louis Delluc Prize in France. Her acclaimed work is described by the film critic A.O. Scott
as an

"intellectually charged, emotionally wrenching story about the inability of storytelling - literary, legal or cinematic - to do justice to the violence and strangeness of human experience."
- The New York Times

Alice Diop is a Senegalese-French writer and director from the suburbs of Paris. In 2022 she released her first narrative feature film, Saint Omer, based on the true story of a Senegalese woman who stood trial for infanticide in France. Diop has directed several acclaimed documentaries, including We, Towards Tenderness, and The Death of Danton.