New Directors/New Films 2013

Burn It Up Djassa


Film runs
Fri, Mar 22
Sun, Mar 24

Burn It Up Djassa
Le djassa a pris feu | Lonesome Solo, 2012
Ivory Coast/France | French/Nushi with English subtitles | Format: HDCam | 70 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

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Brimming with the fateful energy of the ghetto, this cinema-vérité-shot, noir-tinged drama was shot in 11 days and created collectively by its streetwise protagonists eager to give voice to their present situation. Tony (Abdoul Karim Konate) is stuck in a rut and desperate to get out of the ghetto; the cocky youth hangs out gambling and hawking cigarettes until bad luck pushes him into an irrevocable dead-end situation. Narrated by a storyteller in Nouchi slang and set to slam poetry this vibrant snap-shot will have you cheering for cosmic justice.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2013

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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