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So Far Away from Vietnam (New York Premiere) + Ousmane Sow

May 21, 5:00 pm

So Far Away from Vietnam

Director: Laurence Gavron
Country: France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 60 min.
Language: French with English subtitles

Genre: Documentary

The fall of Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Agreements in 1954 signaled the end of a century of France’s presence in Indochina. In the French army, large numbers of soldiers from the colonies, particularly North Africa and Black Africa, were repatriated to their home countries. Many of the African soldiers had taken Vietnamese wives.

Ousmane Sow

Director: Beatrice Soule
Country: France/Senegal
Year: 1996
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: French with English subtitles

Genre: Documentary

Soule’s film is a love story between a man and his sculpture, between a man and a woman, between a man and humanity. The film highlights the four series of sculptures by Ousmane Sow, Masai, Noubas, Zulus and Fulani.

Gavron's film focuses on the fall of Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Agreements in 1954, and soldiers from North and Black Africa. Soule's film is a love story between a man and his sculpture, between a man and a woman, between a man and humanity.

 

(Q&A with Laurence Gavron)

Venue:

Maysles Cinema

343 Lenox Avenue (between 127th & 128th)
New York, New York , United States