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Soeur Oyo (Sister Oyo) + Opening Night Celebration

Dir. Monique Phoba
2014, 20 min.

Set in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, Sister Oyo tells the story of Godelive, a Congolese schoolgirl at the Catholic boarding school Mbanza-Mboma, the premiere French language school for Congolese girls. She is to be westernized, following the will of her parents, but the memory of her grandmother intervenes...

Followed by post-screening discussion with filmmaker Monique Mbeka Phoba

+ Opening Night Celebration with Congolese food and live music by Isaac Katalay and the Life Long Project

Earlier Event: October 16
Kick-off Panel + Party
Later Event: October 20
Forest of the Dancing Spirits