A film by Ousmane Sembene, 2001, 120 min. In French without English subtitles
To RSVP and get a link to watch the film, click HERE. Please note that the film is in French without English subtitles.
Screening window begins: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at noon (12 pm EST).
Screening window ends: Sunday, March 28, 2021 11 pm EST.
Like Borom Sarret, Black Girl, The Money Order, and Xala, Ousmane Sembene’s film Faat Kiné is another chapter in the writer-director’s laser-sharp commentary of post-independence in Senegal. Faat Kiné brings the viewer face to face with politically, economically, and morally corrupt social fabric. Against this backdrop, Faat Kiné stands out as the most hopeful, the most restorative, and the most beautifully crafted story Ousmane Sembene has ever told about the changing roles of women in Senegalese society. In this sense, Faat Kiné could be regarded as a defining text of what feminism could mean in 21st-century Africa. Read the full review by Samba Gadjigo for African Film Festival New York here.
There are only 500 virtual seats available. RSVP HERE and you will receive a link to watch the film online at a time of your choice between March 21 and March 28.
The Columbia Maison Française is hosting a virtual conversation about Faat Kiné, and about the oeuvre of Ousmane Sembene, with starring actress Mariama Baldé, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, and Mamadou Diouf, on March 25 at 1:00 pm EST. To RSVP for that event, please click HERE.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and the Society and Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.
To watch the trailer, click HERE.