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FILM | MOSSANE

Friday 29 March 2019, 19:30 to 22:00

£8/£5 Book

The 16th Royal Anthropological Film Festival is proud to present, in collaboration with Arnolfini & UWE, a rare screening of Safi Faye’s stunning drama.

Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl from a rural Serer village, beloved by many including her own brother, and Fara, a poor university student. Although she has long been promised in marriage to the wealthy Diogaye, Mossane defies her parents’ wishes and pursues a relationship with Fara. 

Safi Faye's gorgeous, powerful film begins from a detailed observation of contemporary village life, and unfolds with the mounting force of an ancient drama. The film shows the strength of a younger generation as they resist archaic traditions, and revels in their courage and their wish for emancipation.

Safi Faye is one of the most influential African filmmakers. Her work is greatly inspired by her studies as an ethnologist, and treads the line between documentary and fiction.

This screening will be followed by a discussion about Faye's work and her legacy.

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