Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, BloomScreen and the Africa World Now Project present…
Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’identités) (1998, 97 min), by Mweze Ngangura – The fable of an old African king and his wayward daughter is updated to present day Brussels to point out some of the most troubling issues of cultural identity facing people of African descent in the ever-widening Diaspora of the late 20th century.
Mani Kongo, the king of the Bakongo, sets out for Belgium in search of his lost daughter, who left years earlier to study medicine. Upon arrival, the king must cope with the very best and worst of the black Diaspora, including the prejudices rampant in European society. He himself will find good friends amongst poor low-class whites showing that nothing is ever black or white… (In French with English subtitles).
TThe screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show “Africa Now,” on WPFW 89.3FM.
*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Africa World Now Project and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.
Directions: The location is 7 minutes walking distance from the Columbia Heights METRO Station, and a couple of local parking garages – Target and Giant.