Free screening of the film about Queen Sarraounia, leader of the Aznas resistance against the French in 1899. Acclaimed African director Med Hondo will be present at the screening for a post film discussion.
SHARQ PROUDLY PRESENTS . . .
ROBERT ROSENSTONE AND NAHID MASSOUD INVITE YOU TO
A FREE SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING FEATURE FILM SARRAOUNIA
By Acclaimed African Director Med Hondo
Sarraounia, subtitled An African Queen, was called "the first African epic" by Le Monde, "a powerful and lyrical movie" by Le Figaro, and was acclaimed by Variety, The Observer, and the International Herald Tribune. It tells the powerful story of the historical Queen Sarraounia of the Aznas, a great leader and warrior, who led her people to resist the French in 1899, after many other tribes had succumbed to a powerful and brutal column of colonizing soldiers. The film was featured at festivals in Montreal, San Francisco, Berlin, Moscow, Atlanta, and London, and won several awards at the annual African Film Festival at Ougadougou.
Med Hondo, a native of Mauritania, has created a dozen films, eight of them features. He has been a major figure in African cinema since his first feature, Soleil O, played at Cannes in 1970. His rich and varied career as writer, actor, and director can be followed on his website: www.medhondo.com
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Date: Sunday, January 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Sponsor(s): Sharq, Robert Rosenstone, Nahid Massoud