Tu 07/25: BloomScreen & AWNP present: Faat Kiné

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars and the Africa World Now Project as we present a film by the great Ousmane Sembene…

Faat Kiné (2001, 120 min), by Ousmane Sembene – Kiné (pronounced KEE-neh) is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands and an assortment of friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station in Dakar, but her success has been hard-earned in a male dominated society.

In FAAT KINÉ, Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema, pays tribute to the “everyday heroism of African women,” and provides a critical look at modern, post-colonial Senegal and the place of women in that society. (French and Wolof with English subtitles).

The screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show “AfricaNow!” 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.