Join noted African cinema scholar Dr. Samba Gadjigo, in conversation with CCA’s Cinematheque Director Jason Silverman, as he shows clips and discusses the enduring power of one of the great African works. Released in 2006, Bamako has taken on increased urgency as many African democracies face destabilizing challenges, with the interventions from the international economic forces often accused of making matters worse. This program will be in Zoom, to allow interaction between the audience and seminar leaders.
About Bamako: Abderrahmane Sissako’s essential film, an undeniable classic of world cinema, follows an extraordinary trial taking place in a residential courtyard in the capital city of Mali. African citizens are putting international financial institutions—the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—on trial for perpetuating Africa’s debt crisis, which stands at the heart of so many of the continent’s woes. Teachers, farmers, and writers voice scathing indictments against the global economic machinery, as life plays out all around them. A singer and her husband ponder their doubtful future; a gun goes missing; newlyweds pass through and women, at the core of this story, maintain the rhythms of daily life. Profound and deeply moving, Bamako remains one of the best introductions to African cinema, and is shown here in a newly restored version. (Mali, 2006, 117m)
November 13, 7pm | Webinar, Free
Beat the crowds and load up on farm fresh goodies at the Tuesday Market! This Market has the same variety as seen on Saturdays, plus many other advantages! Don’t feel rushed – you can shop at your leisure. It’s easy access to all of the vendors – no need to bump shoulders as you work your way to a booth. Why wake up early on Saturdays? Get to the Tuesday Market before work or on your lunch break! Tuesdays, MAY … Read More
IFAM: Winter Auction & Holiday Market 2020- Online Event from November 28th to December 6th, 2020. IFAM will be hosting a Winter Auction & Holiday Market November 28 – December 6, 2020. The Winter Auction will take place entirely online and will consist of a specially-curated collection of unique art recently purchased through donated Artist Opportunity Funds. There will be singular pieces from returning IFAM artists and offerings from first-time Market artists. The IFAM Winter Auction Schedule: The Auction Preview … Read More
Agave Restaurant & Lounge presents: La Emi & Vicente Griego- EVENING OF DINING AND FLAMENCO: Extended through JANUARY 2nd Saturdays: DOORS 6:30pm • ALL AGES 3-Course Meal 6:30pm Cocktails | 7:15pm Show