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Mandabi (The Money Order) Introduction and Post-Screening Q & A

Post-screening discussion at the Walker Art Center led by Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, Winton Visiting Chair at the University of Minnesota, 2010–2012, as part of the film series Ousmane Sembene: African Stories.

Film description: An unexpected money order appears to be a boon to Ibrahima Dieng and his large family—but Dieng’s attempts to cash it make for a ruefully comic tour of the bureaucracy in a newly independent Senegal. “Displays a controlled sophistication in the telling that gives it a feeling of almost classic directness and simplicity” (New York Times). 1968, 35mm, in Wolof with English subtitles, 90 minutes.