The series is a continuation from Fall 2016 and will include films that link identity, authenticity and creativity to the value of returning to the sources. By "return to the source" we are putting in conversation films that entertain or question the usefulness of returning home as narrative forms. The films will explore such varied narrative forms as the essay film, home-movies, archives, as well as fictional, experimental and documentary approaches. The series will also engage with the ways in which oral traditions and historical documents are deployed in the films.

Spirits of Rebellion

Awaiting  for Men

Burning an Illusion


Awaiting for Men 
In Oualata, a red city on the far edge of the Sahara desert, three women practice traditional painting by decorating the walls of the city. In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves. They comment freely on the relationship between men and women.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Awaiting  for Men (En Attendant les Hommes)
(Belgium, 2007, 56 min.)  
Director: Katy Lena Ndiaye
TIME:  6:00 pm  (doors open at 5:45 pm)
LOCATION: Cantor Film Center-NYU
36 East 8th Street (between University
Place and Greene Street) NY, NY






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