This film by Susan Vogel exposes the pleasures and tensions of cultural life today in Mali, modernization, tourism, and the advance of Islam. It features contemporary Malian music and is alternately sensual, ironic, humorous, gorgeous, and tart.
Most Malians are confident that the distinctiveness of their ancient arts and culture will never change, yet like many places, Mali is impacted by modernization, tourism, and the advance of Islam. The film exposes the pleasures and tensions of cultural life today. It was cut to the beat of contemporary Malian music, and key events were shot on location over 18 months by a Malian crew.
Date: Monday, November 17, 2003
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking is available in lot 4 for $7.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Art History Department, Fowler Museum at UCLA, The Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles