Nicholas von Hoffman's Geneva is a powerful drama in which an attractive, ambitious, black, 40-something woman executive is undone by corporate politics of identity and race.
Genevieve Fauchet, a rising star on the corporate fast-track, is hired by a major airline. The company is in crisis over its race relations practices; it has provoked a sit-down demonstration by black citizens' groups which has disrupted its operations nationwide. Even while subjecting her to racial slights and insulting sexual innuendoes, top execs of the airline acknowledge that the future of the company hinges on her actions. If Genevieve can appear emblematic of the company, calm simmering violence in a crowd of demonstrators and restore service to a normal schedule, she can rescue the company from a financial and public relations disaster. Mary Fulham directs.