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Atlantique + Yuri

"Atlantique," by Mati Diop / Senegal, France / 2019 / 106mins / Drama, Magic Realism and Romance / Wolof, French, Arabic and English



Thu, Oct 26

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Africa Center
1280 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10029
United States


Join us for a "Film at The Africa Center" screening of Atlantique. The feature will be accompanied by the screening of Baky Dia's afrofuturistic short film Yuri.

About the Film

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.
About Mati Diop

The Africa Center in partnership with the African Film Festival hosts a film series showcasing a selection of films by emerging African filmmakers. These films will reflect a range of genres, themes, and visual styles, allowing audiences to experience the vibrant tapestry of African cinema. This series will celebrate the talent of emerging African filmmakers By showcasing their films, the series aims to create an enduring impact on African cinema, encourage cross-cultural dialogue, and inspire the next generation of storytellers.