A Thousand Suns

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Apr 18 through Sun, Apr 20.

A Thousand Suns
Mille soleils | Mati Diop, 2013
France/Senegal | French and Wolof with English subtitles | Format: HDCam | 45 minutes

Filmmaker Mati Diop in person for Q&A on April 18!

A Thousand Suns is a portrait of Magaye Niang, the nonprofessional actor who played the lead in the African film classic Touki Bouki, which was directed by Diop’s uncle, Djibril Diop Mambéty. Fusing documentary and fantasy in homage to her uncle’s masterpiece, Diop follows Niang from a screening of that 1973 film to his farm in Senegal as the old man comes to terms with the vanished past he longs for and the future he still hopes is possible.

Screening with:

Atlantiques
Mati Diop | France/Senegal | 2009 | HDCam | 15m
Wolof, and French with English subtitles

Atlantiques, winner of the Best Short Film Award at the 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival, tells the story of a young boy’s tragic migratory voyage in Senegal.

Series: Art of the Real 2014

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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