Screening - POURQUOI?

POURQUOI?

Time

Date

Location

Admission

4:00pm

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

FREE

Directed by
Sokhna Amar
Screenplay
Sokhna Amar
Country
(Senegal 2005)

Running time

Language

Genre

8 mins

French (English Subtitles)

Documentary

Synopsis

For ten years, she has kept it a secret that she was raped when she was young.  In this short experimental documentary, a Senegalese woman tells her story.  Tranquil images of the sea and a man in a small boat accompany her account.  These images contrast starkly with what is told, but they are a fitting illustration.  As a whole, Pourquoi? is an urgent appeal to show respect for women.  The film is one of the first from Senegal that was made with support from the Jan Vrijman Fund.