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Finye / The Wind


"Finye / The Wind," by Souleymane Cissé / Mali / 1982 / 107mins / Drama, Satire / Bambara



Thu, Sep 28

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Africa Center
1280 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029


Join us for a "Film at The Africa Center" screening of Finye. A special pre-recorded introduction by legendary director, Souleymane Cissé, precedes the screening!

About the Film

Vivid social satire with overtones of Romeo and Juliet, Finye (The Wind) tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. Both families object to the union and to the lover's growing involvement in student strikes against the corrupt government. A mix of politics, romance and social commentary, Finye casts a critical eye on both the traditional and modern values.
About Souleymane Cissé

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.