Merudjina Normil ’19 explores the work of Senegalese women filmmakers and the lives of Senegalese migrants and Afro-French people in Paris

Merudjina Normil
This is me outside of La Sainte Chapelle

“After an amazing abroad experience in Dakar, Senegal researching the place of women in film, I wanted to push my research towards a different francophone context with the same subject. Thanks to the Marguerite W. Friedberg Award, I could afford to conduct research on Afro-French and Franco-Senegalese women filmmakers in Paris to see if/how they were combating the male gaze and constructing Senegalese womanhood.”

Merudjina Normil Friedberg Summer 2018 Report