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SCREENING: African Legacy: Three Short Films


 

As part of the film series African Legacy: Francophone Films 1955 to 2019, the National Gallery of Art and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of African Legacy: Three Short Films (in French with English subtitles).

While the pre-independence Afrique sur Seine (by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and Mamadour Sarr) explores the lives of Africans living in Paris, Samba le grand (by Moustapha Alassane) is a colorful stop-motion puppets relate an African folktale about a would-be conqueror who meets his match in a female potentate.

The Return of an Adventurer (by Moustapha Alassane) is the story of a man coming back to his home village from America bearing gifts of cowboy outfits for his friends. A mock-ruthless Western movie ensues, scorning contemporary values and consumerism and poking fun at the filmmaker’s own postcolonial peers.

This event will be introduced by Aboubakar Sanogo. Sanogo teaches film studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he is cross-appointed with the Institute of African Studies (IAS), the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) and the Curatorial Studies Program. He is currently Graduate Supervisor of the Film Studies Program at Carleton.

2020-02-18 19:00:00 2020-02-18 21:00:00 America/New_York SCREENING: African Legacy: Three Short Films European Union Delegation in the US: SCREENING: African Legacy: Three Short Films La Maison Française - Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
February 18, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

La Maison Française - Embassy of France,
4101 Reservoir Road NW,
Washington DC 
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