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'The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la vérité)' - Global Lens Film Festival at SFAI

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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800 Chestnut Street

About the Film
This tough, powerful first dramatic feature from Fanta Régina Nacro (who, with her documentaries, was the first woman filmmaker in Burkina Faso) is a stunning parable about genocidal civil war in Africa. In a fictitious country, preparations are underway for a peace ceremony between the governing Nayak and rebel Bonande tribes. Le President (Adama Ouedraougo) and Bonande Colonel Theo (Commandant Moussa Cissé) are keen to put their mutual history of atrocities in the past, but there are forces, including the President’s resentful wife (Naky Sy Savane) who have other ideas. Nacro’s tale does not shy away from the devastation that African tribal wars have caused, and this strong and eloquent narrative successfully achieves a level of Shakespearean tragedy. This film will stay in your memory, but please note that there are disturbing images.

In Dioula and French with English subtitles.
Writers: Marc Gautron, Fanta Régina Nacro. Director: Fanta Régina Nacro. (Burkina Faso 2004) 100 min.

San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Global Lens 2006. Now in its fourth year, Global Lens offers international feature-length films organized by The Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to promote cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Recognizing that great storytelling can influence human affairs as well as foster trust and respect between disparate cultures, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to independent filmmakers around the world and debuts their films in the US.

San Francisco Art Institute, California Film Institute, Grand Lake Theater, and the Mexican Heritage Plaza are the exclusive Northern California partners for the Global Lens tour, which includes special outreach presentations for school groups as well as the following public screenings at SFAI. Visit the SFAI website for complete film notes.

September 6
Stolen Life (Sheng si jie)

September 11
Thirst (Atash)

September 13
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, aspirinas e urubus)

September 18
Global Shorts

September 20
Almost Brothers (Quase dois irmãos)

September 25
Max and Mona

September 27
In the Battlefields (Maarek hob)

October 2
Border Café (Café Transit)

October 4
The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la vérité)
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 21, 2006 4:58PM
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