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Film: Moolaadé

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

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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