Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Finye: The Wind

Event Details

Finye: The Wind
Souleymane Cisse (1982)
Date: 
October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
208 Knox Hall (606 W. 122nd St.)

Join us for a screening of Souleymane Cisse's 1982 cinematic masterpiece.

Refreshments served.

Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot-smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendant of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. Both families object to the union and to the lovers' growing involvement in student strikes against the corrupt government.