Meredith College’s 2011-12 International Film Festival continues on February 8, 2012, with “Moolaade.”
In her African village, Colle is determined to protect her daughter and five other young girls from genital mutilation, a rite of passage required for marriage in their society. Disobeying the elders, Colle listens to the radio for news from the outside world. This winner of a Special Mention Prize at the Cannes Festival gives a humorous view of a controversial issue that still affects millions of women around the world. SENEGAL-FRANCE-BURKINA/2004. 124 mins. In French and Bambara with English subtitles. Directed by Ousmane Sembene.
The final film of the festival will be “Biutiful” on March 14.
All screenings are free and open to the public and are held in Kresge Auditorium. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and film screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.
The series is coordinated by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and sponsored by the Meredith College Diversity Council, the Alliance Française of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, the Office of International Programs, the School of Arts and Humanities and the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Meredith College.
For more information, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at (919) 760-8603 or (919) 760-8620.
Fax: (919) 760-8330