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Monmouth World Cinema Series 2021-2022

A film series designed to expose Monmouth University students to a panorama of mostly documentary films that challenge assumptions, raise awareness, inspire empathy, and foster wider understanding of global and cultural issues.

"Atlantics" (Senegal, 2019)

                            This film, the Grand Prix winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is a searing socio-economic drama and ghost story set in Dakar.  It is also a love story about Ada, a 17-year old girl in love with Soulemaine, a young construction worker who sets out to sea along with some other workers who have not been paid for months in order to seek a better life in Europe.  In an arranged marriage Ada is betrothed to another man whom she does not want to marry; Soulemaine and his co-workers disappear at sea but soon return to their neighborhood to claim the girlfriends they left behind and threaten the construction firm and project developer who have not paid their wages.  Since this film is only available on Netflix, we propose to use it as the basis for the WCS zoom discussion that we will schedule in November.


SHOW DATE & TIME
POLLAK THEATRE, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
FREE ADMISSION - Faculty-led discussion to follow