from March 26 – March 28, 2010

Venue: Washington University, St. Louis.

Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Friday’s films are co-presented by the Saint Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed, Ghana/USA, 2008, 29 minutes
Follow headstrong 17-year-old Rocky as she leaves behind her mother in New York City to reunite with her father, a chief in Ghana. By confronting her parents’ ideas during her tumultuous summer between high school and college, Rocky must reconcile her African heritage with her dream of independence.

Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Sunday’s feature is co-presented by Saint Louis, Missouri-Senegal Sister Cities Program

Omelihu Nwanguma, Nigeria, 2008, 25 minutes

Area Boys is the name given to groups of youth who make their life on the Lagos streets. Two lifelong friends decide to repent from their corrupt ways by cutting ties with their megalomaniac boss. Life as “good” citizens proves difficult, so they plan one last job to fund their transition… and are faced with a life or death situation, testing their friendship.

Sponsored by African and African American Studies and Film and Media Studies in Arts & Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, African Students Association of Washington University and the St. Louis Art Museum. It is funded in part by a grant from the Women’s Society of Washington University.

More information on this website.

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