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Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by Mati Diop.


Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.


2019 / France – Senegal – Belgium / Wolof / 104 minutes.


Responses by Mamadou Diouf, History and African Studies, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne, French and Philosophy.


Organized and co-presented by Columbia Maison Française, Nora Philippe, and Columbia University School of the Arts.

Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.