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Reel Africa: Heremakono (Waiting for Happiness)

ImageTuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Graduate Student Lounge, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Heremakono, Waiting for Happiness, (Mauritania; 2002) Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako; Hassaniya and French with English subtitles.

The Mauritanian border town of Nouhadhibou is the setting for an exquisitely-shot meditation on the place of nomadism and rootedness in contemporary Africa. The film foregrounds several young people working to build a future for themselves, by embracing local cultural traditions, fleeing to Europe, or seeking out a middle ground on the ever-shifting sands of the desert.

Presented by Susan Martin-Marquez, Cinema Studies/Spanish and Portuguese.

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