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Chicago Reading Africa Message Board › Events Around Town: 08/17-08/18 African films at Black Cinema House

Events Around Town: 08/17-08/18 African films at Black Cinema House

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Black Cinema House
6901 S. Dorchester Ave.

August 17, 7pm: Kukurantumi

In this revealing African comedy-drama that contrasts the hectic life in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with the relative peace of Kukurantumi, a rural town, a truck driver makes runs between the two locations with few problems until he is forced to replace his truck. In order to raise the money to get a new vehicle, he sells some stolen watches and promises his daughter in marriage to a rich merchant. Rebelling against this fate, the daughter runs off to Accra with her boyfriend — but then nothing turns out quite like she had planned, and the rich merchant looks better with each passing day.
More details about the screening here.

August 18, 6pm: Soul Boy

14-year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, an area near Nairobi and one of the biggest slums in East Africa. One entirely ordinary morning, the boy finds his father sick and apparently deranged. Huddled in a corner, the father mumbles that his soul has been stolen. Abila, confused and shocked, tries to help him and goes in search of a possible cure. With the aid of his girlfriend Shiku, he discovers that his father gambled away his soul to a female witchdoctor.
More details about the screening here.
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