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Special Engagement! TransAfrica hosts "Pieces of Identity" - film and discussion

Join BloomBars and TransAfrica for a special screening and discussion of a Congolese film, which addresses some of the most troubling issues of identity facing people of the African Diaspora.

Film: Pieces of Identity (Pièces d'identités)
When: January 28,[masked]:00 PM
Donation: Suggested: $10, to support both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

Pieces of Identity (Pièces d'identités) (1998, 97 min), by Mweze Ngangurao - The fable of an old African king and his wayward daughter is updated to present day Brussels to make provocative points about racism, tradition, class struggle, cultural identity and corruption.

Mani Kongo (Gérard Essomba) is the king of the Bakongo. His only daughter, Mwana, (Dominique Mesa) left for Belgium to study being a doctor, but contact with her has been lost. Mani Kongo decides to travel to Belgium in search of his beloved daughter. On arriving he will have to cope with the very best and the very worst of the black diaspora, as well as with prejudices rampant in European society. He himself will find good friends amongst poor low-class whites showing that nothing is ever black or white...

Our film will be followed by audience discussion moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

The Venue:
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PARKING: Street parking on 11th Street and on adjacent streets. (Be careful not to park @ Residential-Only spots). Consider arriving early and taking advantage of two nearby parking garages: *14th St near Target and BestBuy, and *Park Rd next to Giant Foods. Also, there's the Columbia Heights METRO Station on 14th Street.

PLEASE NOTE - BloomBars is a community-arts space not a restaurant or bar, so other than popcorn, no food is served. It does not have its own parking lot, so we encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the 2 nearby garages or the Metro station, as described above. Thank you!

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  • Dunori V. P.

    How was it?

    January 31, 2014

    • Jonathan B.

      It was awesome. Very interesting film and discussion on the effects of colonialism for ppl of the Diaspora.

      February 4, 2014

  • Jonathan B.

    Phia - we'll make sure you're on the front row.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Dr. Carl E. Briscoe j.

    Actually interested in uncovering the "unsaid" in all of its political and social dimensions ...Worked with Trans Africa in many forms and truly have seen its value...Interested in politics from its real meaning "...he control of goods and resources for the use of negative power (power over an object or objective form).

    January 27, 2014

  • Phia

    I have difficulty reading closed-captions unless I am literally in the front row, even WITH glasses on :-( Hopefully I remember enough French to fill in the missing pieces. "See" yawl tomorrow.

    January 27, 2014

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