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Becoming A Black Woman


Rachel M'Bon

This documentary's purpose is to make voices heard, to give a message. It is the 1st film denouncing structural racism in Switzerland. Under its impulse I created an impact campaign to make a change!




Help us finance the impact campaign to make Afro-descendants visible at all levels of society!

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In Switzerland, a land of consensus and neutrality, unprecedented voices are being raised, those of women who are fighting for the recognition of structural racism, deconstructing stereotypes and claiming their dual Swiss and black identity.

In this context, Rachel (Barbezat) M'Bon, a Swiss-Congolese journalist, begins her own identity quest. On her way to emancipation, she questions her past, her present and holds up a mirror to her country and to her peers.

A documentary co-directed by Juliana Fanjul and Rachel M'Bon.


The Association and Impact Campaign

To help implement the impact campaign, the Now We Are Rising (NWAR) association was constituted on 9 December 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The organization aims to make people of color (POC), especially Afro-descendants, visible at all levels of society, to deconstruct the clichés and stereotypes that confine minorities, to amplify black voices in order to rise together by promoting new positive narratives. This organization acts on three main pillars: Culture, Education & Awareness. The goal is to ensure equitable representation on a cultural, social, and political level.

The first action carried out by NWAR is the launch of the impact strategy that accompanies the film "Becoming a Black Woman" and the movement associated with it: the “Je suis noires Movement”.