Filmmaker and renowned Malian scholar Manthia Diawara simultaneously reflects upon the migration of the opera form and the refugee crisis, as specifically experienced in Europe. Featuring a performance of the opera Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera, written by Chadian poet Koulsy Lamko, which tells the story of a young mother desperately attempting to make her way to a better future for herself and her unborn. A talk back will follow with Amy Sall and Manthia Diawara discussing stories of migration and crisis in Syria and Mali today. (2017, 70 min., Portugal, USA, Mali).
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 6:30 PM