Congo In Harlem: Soeur Oyo (Sister Oyo) Screening

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[Congo In Harlem]

Please join us for Opening Night!

"Kangama" by Jean Depara from "Kinshasa Streets" (Digital Exhibition courtesy of CAAC - The Pigozzi Collection)

6th Annual Congo in Harlem Film Series

Sunday, October 19th, 7:30PM, Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue.

New York, NY 10027

Soeur Oyo (Sister Oyo) Screening

Dir. Monique Mbeka Phoba, DR Congo/Belgium, 2014, 20 min.

Set in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, Sister Oyo tells the story of Godelive, a Congolese schoolgirl at the Catholic boarding school Mbanza-Mboma, the premiere French language school for Congolese girls. She is to be westernized, following the will of her parents, but the memory of her grandmother intervenes.

Followed by post-screening discussion with filmmaker Monique Mbeka Phoba

+ Opening Night Celebration with Congolese food and live music by Isaac Katalay and the Life Long Project

$10 suggested donation at the door or purchase tickets in advance here

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Harlem!


Congo in Harlem, 6th Edition: October 16 - 26, 2014

Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue

New York, NY 10027

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