Dir. Manthia Diawara, Mali/France, 2018, 70 min.
Based on the African opera Bintou Were, this film serves as a mirror for the director to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of migration between North and South, and the ongoing refugee crises.
A mix of 10 contemporary full- and short-length films portraying diverse stories of African migration.
The 2019 African Film Weekend is presented by Richmond’s Dr. Kasongo Kapanga and guest curator Dr. MaryEllen Higgins of the State University of Pennsylvania, Greater Allegheny. All films will be screened in Ukrop Auditorium, located in the Robins School of Business - free and open to the public.