Northwestern University

Wed 7:00 PM

Film screening: Soleil Ô

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


Soleil Ô
(Med Hondo, 1970, France/Mauritania, DCP, 98 min.)
In French and Arabic with English subtitles
One of the most important works of post-colonial cinema, Med Hondo’s Soleil Ô confronts the racism and exploitation of French society through the eyes of a Mauritanian immigrant worker in Paris. Working independently on a tight budget, Hondo refracts his own experiences—and his deep insight into centuries-old structures of oppression—through an ironic and subversive sense of humor. Unseen for years, this formally audacious, politically galvanizing film has recently reemerged thanks to a restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna, the George Lucas Family Foundation, and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation; it has lost none of its power, or its relevance, since it first appeared in 1970.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with Med Hondo. Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.

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