Fall 2019

Past Events

November 12, 2019


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room


Nov. 12th, 2019 6:30pm 


Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by Mati Diop


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. 

A young woman looks sideways at the camera

Image courtesy of Netflix