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Atlantics (2019)

Thursday, August 20 at 7pm
Smith Opera House

ATLANTICS IS BEING SHOWN AS PART OF THE SMITH FILM CLUB- JOIN HERE

About Atlantics

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleimane, the lover of Ada, promised to another. 

One night, Souleimane and his co-workers disappear at sea. Soon after, they come back to haunt their old neighborhood by taking possession of the girlfriends they left behind. Some of the workers have come claiming revenge and threaten to burn the tower down if the developer does not pay their wages.

Mame Bineta Sane in Atlantics (2019)

EXPERIENCE THE VIRTUAL SCREENING

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The Zoom discussion will begin at approximately 8:50pm

Atlantics will be moderated by HWS Professor Catherine Gallouët

Catherine Gallouët

Catherine GallouetHWS Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët will be moderating our discussion of Atlantics.

Gallouët’s scholarly interest covers Representation of the Africans in 18th c. French cultural productions, rhetoric of resistance and revolt in 18th c., and narrative fiction in the 18th century. “North African Cinema and Literature” is among one of the many courses she has taught at HWS.

In addition to moderating the post-screening discussion, Gallouët also suggested the film as a member of The Smith Film Club.

 

THE SMITH FILM CLUB- JOIN HERE

The Smith Film Club is a free, virtual club dedicated to watching and discussing movies available on Netflix.

By joining the Smith Film Club you will receive weekly email reminders including links to both the Netflix Party screening and post-film Zoom discussion.

Club members can choose to watch the movie as a group using Netflix Party, or they can watch the movie on their own time. Post-film discussions will be scheduled and held through virtual Zoom calls.

Find out more about the film club here, or email us at boxoffice@thesmith.org

Rating:TV-14
Runtime:1h 46m
Wolof, French w/English Subtitles
Film poster for Atlantics