November 12, 2019
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.
2019 / France - Senegal - Belgium / Wolof / 104 minutes.
Responses by Mamadou Diouf, History and African Studies, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne, French and Philosophy.
Organized and co-presented by Columbia Maison Française, Nora Philippe, and Columbia University School of the Arts.
Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.