About Short Films of Abderrahmane Sissako

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Includes all of Sissako’s short films. Among them: October (1993), on the relationship of an African student studying in Moscow and his Russian girlfriend on the eve of his departure; Tiya’s Dream (2008), one of eight shorts on the Millennium Development Goals, follows a young Ethiopian school girl with a rich imagination and an ailing father; and Sabriya (1997), shot in the desert landscape of southern Tunisia, looks at two chess-crazed brothers who own a café but are driven apart when one falls in love. In multiple languages with English subtitles. (35mm and digital presentation)

THE GAME (Le Jeu, 1991)
OCTOBER (1993)
SIBYRA (1997)
DIGNITY (2008)

This screening 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.

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