Sembène Film Festival: Moolaadé (Senegal)Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Moolaadé (Senegal, et al), presented in partnership with Sembène– The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum.
Moolaadé, Ousmane Sembène’s final film, is at once a passionately critical look at an African practice of female genital mutilation that is practiced in more than 38 countries and a tribute to everyday heroism of African women (and men) against the tremendous internal problems facing modern day, post-colonial Africa.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.