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Guelwaar Introduction and Post-Screening Q & A

Post-screening discussion at the Walker Art Center led by Charles Sugnet, associate professor, English department, University of Minnesota, as part of the film series Ousmane Sembene: African Stories.

Film description: A missing body delays a Christian funeral—and launches a satire involving religious conflict and still-controversial objections to dependency on foreign aid. When powerful elites fail, Sembene finds genuine leaders in surprising places: a parish priest, a local cop, and a village imam. “A powerful, pointed, and multilayered political satire” (New York Times). 1992, 35mm, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, 115 minutes.