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CLS Film screening of HEREMAKANO (Waiting for Happiness) (2002)

When: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515 - Forum Room, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: $0

Contact: Philip Hoskins   (847) 491-5490

Group: Comparative Literary Studies

Category: Academic


HEREMAKANO (Waiting for Happiness) (2002)
Directed by the great Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako

Before immigrating to the West, Abdallah (Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed) travels to the coastal city of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, to visit his mother. Although he grew up there, Abdallah feels anything but at home in his old neighborhood: He can no longer speak the local dialect, and he wears western clothes that immediately cast him as an outsider. But, as Abdallah spends time with a young boy and an elderly electrician, he can't help but feel a sense of loss for the life he's abandoning.

Film is in Arabic with English subtitles. Sponsored by Comp_Lit 301 / French 362, Professor Qader

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