CAMERAS D'AFRIQUE: Xalima La Plume / President Dia
Monday, October 21, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A MONDAY NIGHTS SERIES SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television and Film Independent at LACMA present:
7:30 PM – Xalima La Plume
Ousmane William Mbaye (Senegal, 2004)
Ousmane William Mbaye’s documentary on the life and mastery of singer Seydina Inya Wade starts off by demonstrating the power of Wade’s voice–keen and seductive–and showing how the performer’s guitar style grew out of building accompaniment for his unique vocal stylings. Wade’s decades-long fame as a folk singer whose plaintive rhythms have the bold confidence of a griot holding forth shows how these two apparently distinctive storytelling conventions can be welded into a single–and singular–approach by the right person. ⎯ Elvis Mitchell
• Written by Mbaye. Photographed by Ousmane William Mbaye. With Seydina Inya Wade (51 min)
Ousmane William Mbaye (Senegal, 2012)
Ousmane William Mbaye’s documentary harnesses the universal and the idiosyncratic into a single narrative. In grand terms, President Dia offers a brief sketch of Senegalese politics by recounting the story of a pair that started rebuilding their homeland together: President Senghor and Prime Minister Dia. But when Dia’s vital Socialism began to emerge and galvanize the country, Senghor had him removed. Dia’s demand to comprehend every level of his betrayal is filtered through another perspective; Mbaye, whose uncle served as a member of Dia’s team, and his own family involvement adds a layer of curiosity and grief to the project.
⎯ Elvis Mitchell
• Written by Mbaye. With Mamadou Dia, Léopold Sédar Senghor. (55 min)
This screening is free of charge and open to the public on a first come-first served basis. Please bring a valid ID, no paper tickets are required for entry, but RSVP is required through this website.
Doors will open at 7PM.
All SFTV screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.