Abderrahmane Sissako: Transnational Poetic Cinema


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sissako_iconAbderrahmane Sissako: Transnational Poetic Cinema

Abderrahmane Sissako
One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity. This retrospective highlights Sissako’s transnational cinematic practice and aesthetics, produced by an allegiance to home mediated by expatriation. Sissako is a particularly compelling filmmaker because his artistic practice has developed in relation to key epochal shifts (colonial to postcolonial, Cold War to global, decolonizing to diasporic) that challenge tidy chronologies and national borders.

This series is sponsored by the College Arts and Humanities Institute, African Studies Program, the Black Film Center/ Archive, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of History, Film and Media Studies, The Media School, and the IU Cinema. Special thanks to Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Institut Français, Amélie Garin-Davet, and Marissa Moorman. Screenings are free, but ticketed.

Abderrahmane Sissako is scheduled to be on campus April 13–19 and present at several screenings.


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