A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Tuesday, November 11th at 7PM
Where: SIFF Film Center, corner of Warren Ave & Republican St.
Cost: $15, buy tickets here
Set in a small African village, four young girls face a ritual “purification” flee to the household of Colle’ Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from genital mutilation. Colle’ invokes the time-honored custom of moolaade (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Colle’ against a village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne.
Professor Kristy Leissle will be leading a post-screening discussion in an exploration of not just the tradition of the film, but the plight of women in the African continent today.
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Principal Cast: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Helene Diarra, Salimata Traore
Country: Senegal, Burkina Faso, France, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon
Running Time: Film: 124 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes