Moustapha Alassane, Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerien Cinema

Friday, September 15, 7:00 PM
Location(s): 

Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Type: 
Special Presentations
Screening

La Bague du Roi Koda (The Ring of King Koda) / Aoure

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Co-presented with Lightbox Film Center

La Bague du Roi Koda (The Ring of King Koda)
(Dir. Moustapha Alassane, Niger, 1962, 16mm, 24 min., French, Hausa w/English subtitles)
In this Zharma legend, the cruel, despotic King Koda tests the loyalty of one of his subjects, a fisherman named “Finger of God,” by ordering him to safeguard one of his rings for an entire year. Failure to do so will lead to the fisherman’s beheading.

Followed by:

Aoure
(Dir. Moustapha Alassane, Niger, 1962, 35mm, 30 min., French, Hausa w/English subtitles)
In this hybrid of fiction and documentary, Alassane chronicles the married life of a young Zharma (ethnic Muslim) couple living in the Niger River valley.

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Contact Phone Number: 
215-222-4201
Cost: 
$10, $8 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe members, Free IHP members