Moustapha Alassane, Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerien Cinema

Saturday, September 16, 5:00 PM
Location(s): 

Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Type: 
Special Presentations
Screening

Samba le grand (Samba the Great) / Toula ou le genie des eaux (Toula, or the Water Genie)
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Co-presented with Lightbox Film Center

Samba le grand (Samba the Great)
(Dir. Moustapha Alassane, Niger, 1977, 16mm, 14 min., French, Hausa w/English subtitles)
A princess tests the fidelity of her would-be lover through a series of heroic trials.

Followed by:

Toula ou le genie des eaux (Toula, or the Water Genie)
(Dir. Moustapha Alassane, Niger, 1973, 35mm, 76 min., French, Hausa w/English subtitles)
With Sotigui Kouyate, Damouré Zika, Solange Delanne. In this tale of the clash between technology and faith, based on a story by the Nigerien author and politician Boubou Hama, a water diviner requires the sacrifice of a young girl to appease the gods and bring an end to a devastating drought.

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