Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Thursday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a FREE screening of Faat Kiné, written and directed by the late Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Janewa Osei-Tutu, Associate Professor of Law and affiliated faculty in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Florida International University.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 6pm
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*
About the film:
Faat Kiné is a comedy and dramatic film, written and directed by the late Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. Set in Dakar, Senegal the main character, Fatou Kine, reminisces about her life as a mother, divorcee, and a businesswoman in contemporary West Africa as her two children prepare to celebrate their graduation from university. She considers the trials and tribulations that she confronted as a young woman faced with an unexpected pregnancy and her father’s disapproval which forced her to make it on her own. Faat Kiné grapples with the constraints of patriarchy as well as the impact of westernization and modernization in an African and Muslim society. Faat Kiné is an independent, self-assured entrepreneurial woman who does not rely on protection from men and yet she is responsible for the financial security of her family. Faat Kiné is a story of resiliency in the face of adversity and a woman’s desire to succeed in business and in life. Long considered as one of the pioneers of African Cinema, Ousmane Sembene’s Faat Kiné offers an inside view into the gender dynamics of contemporary West African society and it illustrates why critics have referred to Sembene as a filmmaker whose work corresponded with African feminist concerns.