Join us to watch Faat Kiné (Senegal 2001)!
FAAT KINE (Senegal 2001)
Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema, calls his fellow Africans to a reckoning of the post-independence era at the beginning of a new century. FAAT KINÉ tells the story of the title character (Venus Seye), a gas-station manager in present-day Senegal, who has climbed the ladder of success in a male-dominated society after enduring numerous betrayals by men she trusted. A masterful portrait of the changing roles of women in Senegalese society, Sembene’s film is a poignant reminder that Africa will not be liberated from its colonial past without a concomitant liberation of African women.
- Thursday April 25, 2019 06:00 PM
- Thursday April 25, 2019 08:00 PM
- University Library, Lilly Auditorium
- Alice Hardy
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