6:30 PM–9:00 PM Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 615 W. 129th Street
A film by Mati Diop, 2019, 104 min.
To RSVP, please click here. Film screening followed by responses by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, and Mamadou Diouf, Professor of History and African Studies, moderated by Shanny Peer
Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by Mati Diop
Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.
In Wolof and French with English subtitles.
Screening arranged by Nora Philippe and co-presented by Columbia Maison Française and Columbia University School of the Arts for Columbia | Year of Water.
Watch the trailer here.