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Afrikan Heritage Month: My Eyes Will Send a Light to You: Africa Cinema Icon to Narrative Film Series 4

February 26 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 874 1752 1165
Passcode: 375554

The following three films will be shown today:

NIGHT OF TRUTH, 2004 Director: Fanta Regina Nacro Burkina Faso France, 1hr: 40Mins.

The first full-length film by director Fanta Régina Nacro. Set in a fictional West-African country, this film tells the story of the night of reconciliation between two ethnic groups, the Nayak and the Bonandés. After ten years of war and much bloodshed, Théo, leader of the Bonandés, invites the Nayak president to come and make peace. However, things do not go as smoothly as planned. The film is in French and Dioula

GRIGRIS 2013: Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France/Chad 1hr: 40 Mins

Souleymane, 25, dreams of being a dancer in spite of having a paralyzed leg. At nightclubs, he transforms into the beloved dancer Grigris, impressing people with his moves. However, when his stepfather falls seriously ill, Souleymane desperately needs money and decides to work for petrol smugglers.

LUCKY 2011, Director: Avie Luthra South Africa 1hr: 40Mins

Lucky (2011/IV) written and directed by Avie Luthra, is a difficult–but excellent–film from South Africa. Sihle Dlamini plays Lucky, a ten-year-old boy who is forced by grim circumstances to leave his village and travel to the city. Life was hard in the country, but life in the city is harder. The only relative Lucky has is his uncle, who barely tolerates him. Lucky wants to go to school, recognizing this is the only path out of poverty and despair. His uncle has other priorities. Lucky’s only ally is an older Indian woman, Padma, played by Jayashree Basavaraj.


See the complete list of films (pdf) in this series.

See a list of all Afrikan Heritage Month events. Attend 2 or more events for Co-Curricular Transcript credit.

For more information, contact Professor Horace Brockington at hbrockington@bmcc.cuny.edu.

February 26
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community