Sembène Film Festival: Mother of George (Nigeria/U.S.)

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free RSVP 2018-05-10 7 p.m. 2018-05-10 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mother of George (Nigeria/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

(2 hrs. approximate run time)

Join us for a screening of  Mother of George presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.

A stunningly imagined account of African immigrant life in present-day Brooklyn, Mother of George is a film with a visual manner so unusual it and forcefully elaborated.  Style and story unite to create a singularly mesmerizing look at a culture within a culture.

Adenike and Ayodele (played by,The Black Panther star Danai Gurira, and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn.  

Following the joyous celebration of their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child -­ a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.  

Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.


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.

Event Details

May 10, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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