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AIM: Le collier et la perle (The Necklace and the Bead) – UK Premiere
November 4, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4 November 2011 – 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Senegal · Mamadou Sellou Diallo · Senegal/France 2009 · 52m · French and Wolof with English subtitles · 15
Venue: Room 017, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Screening as part of an afternoon of African Documentaries about Children, with Waliden and Waited For.
The Necklace and the Bead is a beautiful letter from a father to his daughter. Both deeply poetic and realistic, this filmed letter explores the mystery of womanhood and completely subverts the way we look at bodies – specifically women’s bodies – from the body of pain that gives life, to the object of seduction or the ever-mutilated female African body.
The Africa in Motion documentary screenings are brought to you in collaboration with the Scottish Documentary Institute and Edinburgh College of Art.