Black Cinema Series
Youssou N’Dour: Return to Gorée
Screening and Panel Discussion
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.
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ABOUT THE FILM
From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Bordeaux and Luxembourg, the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. Transcending cultural divisions and rehearsing with of some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, Youssou N’Dour is preparing to return to Africa for the final concert…
108 mins | Unrated | Documentary / Music | 2008 | English and French (with English Subtitles)
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
- Cilas Kemedjio is Professor of Francophone African and Caribbean Studies at the University of Rochester. Former Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute of African and African American Studies, Kemedjio is Co-Editor of the Academic Blog CIHA.Com: Critical Investigations Into Humanitarianism in Africa). Author of several books including Mongo Beti, An intellectual Biography, Kemedjio is now completing a book-length manuscript entitled Remembering Globalization: The Humanitarian Misunderstanding.
Sashanna (Sasha) Mitchell works with the RPO as a part-time Community Partnership Facilitator / Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor.
ABOUT THE BLACK CINEMA SERIES
The Little Theatre’s Black Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), screens both scripted and non-fiction films about the Black experience. With an emphasis on contemporary indepedent films, the series highlights Black perspectives and filmmakers, with screenings and panel discussions with community experts and filmmakers.