• Barcelone ou la mort

    2007. France. Idrissa Guiro. 49 min.

  • my white baby

    2008. Ghana/USA. Akosua Adoma Owusu. 22 min.

Friday, February 20, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

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

  • Barcelone ou la mort

    2007. France. Directed by Idrissa Guiro. The fishing has died out and there are no jobs in Thiaroye, a suburb of Dakar, Senegal, so Modou crowds onto a small handmade boat with one hundred others bound for the Canary Islands—a journey that killed over three thousand Senegalese in 2006 alone. The film puts a human face on illegal Senegalese immigration to European territories. New York premiere. In Wolof; English subtitles. 49 min.

  • my white baby

    2008. Ghana/USA. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu. In this lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana, the tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practicing hair braiding on discarded white baby dolls from the West. U.S. premiere In English, Akan; English subtitles. 22 min.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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