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Little Senegal

Little Senegal

FILM SCREENING

Alloune leaves Senegal to travel to America, inspired to find the descendants of the people brought to the United States during the slave trade.

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WHAT: Little Senegal

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7pm (100 min)

WHERE: La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007

PRICE: Free admission

RESERVATION: Evenbrite, required

ADD. INFOS: In French & English with English subtitles
Valid ID required, no parking inside the embassy

Little Senegal
By Rachid Bouchareb, 2001 – Algeria/France/Germany – 100 min

In celebration of Black History Month and in partnership with the DC Host Committee, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 2001 film Little Senegal by Rachid Bouchareb.

Aging Senegalese man Alloune curates a slavery museum in his home country. Spurred by the reaction of curious patrons, Alloune is inspired to find the descendants of the people brought to the United States during the slave trade. So he travels to America, eventually landing in New York and meeting up with his cab driver nephew, Hassan, Hassan’s girlfriend, Biram, and storekeeper Ida, who could be Alloune’s distant relative.

In French & English with English subtitles.
Online registration is required for this free admission screening. Register here, on Eventbrite.

This screening is the part of French film series "Coming of Age". From the fifties to today, in high and low places, this series presents contrasted views of the tumultuous time that is adolescence, between growth and challenges.


This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through a generous grant from TV5Monde.


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