Walker Art Center

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Faat Kiné

Directed by Ousmane Sembene

Part of Ousmane Sembene: African Stories

A successful Dakar businesswoman and middle-aged single mother, Faat Kine still hopes to find love, despite terrible treatment by men in her life. She and her equally independent friends meet up to chuckle at their lovers’ defects in a film that “draws the audience slowly into the rhythms of another world” from the “adroit and elegant storyteller” (New York Times). 2000, 35mm, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, 118 minutes.

Post-screening discussion led by Joëlle Vitiello, professor of French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College.


The Ousmane Sembene program is co-presented by Global Spotlight, the University of Minnesota Office of International Programs’ biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2009-2010, the focus is on the continent of Africa and the issue of Water in the World.