Holland Festival x Pepr: Regard Noir

Aïssa Maïga

Documentary on the need for diversity in film

In Regard Noir, actress and director Aïssa Maïga embarks on an international journey with the question: why is there so little room for diversity in the world of film and television? 

Aïssa Maïga is a Senegalese-born French actress, director, writer, producer and activist. Maïga has worked with major authors such as Michael Haneke, Abderrahmane Sissako and Michel Gondry, and recently starred in Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut. She also directed Above Water and she is co-founder of the DiasporAct collective. For Regard Noir Maïga interviews professionals from the film and television industry about their experiences. Among the interviewed directors and actors are Ryan Coogler, director of the film Black Panther, and actress Adèle Haenel (who also appeared in L'Étang in Holland Festival 2021). The lack of multi-voiced representation on the big screen is central to all of the conversations.


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  • default € 4,99

language & duration

  • French surtitles: English

  • 1 hour 14 minutes

Together with online film platform Pepr, the Holland Festival presents three productions related to the work of associate artist Angélique Kidjo. The career of singer Angélique Kidjo, who hails from Benin, has been about building bridges between different cultures, different musical styles and different generations. Kidjo, who is also a UNICEF ambassador, sings about the impending climate crisis and important social issues, such as racial inequality, among others.

Pepr is a new platform for films, connected to online film platform Picl. Here the focus is on stories from the African Diaspora. In collaboration with the Holland Festival, three productions related to Kidjo's work will be screened here: Regard Noir, Above Water. Films that respectively explore the history of humanity, show the impact of climate change and question the harshness of the creative industry.