Shaki. 1973. Niger. Directed by Moustapha Alassane. In French, Hausa; English subtitles. 25 min.
As he observes the coronation of the Shaki king in the Oyo State of western Nigeria, Alassane reflects on the syncretic intermingling of Aborisha, Islamic, and Christian religious traditions.
F.V.V.A. 1972. Niger/Burkina Faso. Directed by Moustapha Alassane. In French, Hausa; English subtitles. 68 min.
With Zalika Souley, Djingarey Maiga, Sotigui Kouyaté, Ai Keita. Ali is a modest clerical worker who becomes obsessed with the trappings of earthly success: a woman, a house, a car, and money. As his finances grow ever shakier, he seeks the guidance of a crafty marabout and turns to a life of crime.
Monday, May 15,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2
Saturday, May 13,1:30 p.m.T2, Theater 2