Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM at the Michigan.

Part of the CEW+, DAAS & ASC 2018-19 African Women Film Series. All screenings will be followed by a film discussion. Admission is FREE!

After the death of her father, Amy, a young mixed-raced woman leaves Paris to go to Bobo in Burkina Faso to find her mother from whom she was separated at eight years old. But only her aunt lives in her childhood home. Amy goes from one family foyer to another, at the same time comforting it is also stifling. Moreover, she encounters a city in which she no longer has a point of reference. For several years now, her mother Mariam is but an illusive shadow living on the margins of society. She recently meets Ester, the manager of a company in Paris where she is the office cleaner. Ester wants to learn Dioula, Mariam’s maternal language. Gradually these two lonely women appreciate each other.

French with English subtitles. 2010. 82 min. Drama. NR.

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