An Evening with Laurence Gavron

Monday, April 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Includes the following films:

  • Saudade à Dakar

    2005. Senegal. Directed by Laurence Gavron. Groups of Cape Verdean émigrés congregate in Dakar, where they transform the Portuguese saudade, a melancholy music, into something all their own. 48 min.

  • Yandé Codou Sene, Diva Séeréer

    2008. Senegal. Directed by Laurence Gavron. Yandé Codou Sene, one of Senegal’s most beloved voices, was the griot (an a capella history singer or poet) of former President Leopold Senghor, and would accompany him across the nation singing of the history and merits of his family. In Senegalese; English subtitles. 64 min.

Laurence Gavron (b. 1955) is a French filmmaker, photographer, and novelist who lives in Dakar and became a Senegalese national in 2008. Over the last 30 years, she has completed several notable documentary films about the extraordinary life, music, architecture, and religion of Senegal. She will introduce two of these films.

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