2001 – Algeria/France/Germany – 100 min
by Rachid Bouchareb
Aging Senegalese man Alloune curates a slavery museum in his home country. Spurred by the reaction of curious patrons, Alloune is inspired to find the descendants of the people brought to the United States during the slave trade. So he travels to America, eventually landing in New York and meeting up with his cab driver nephew, Hassan, Hassan’s girlfriend, Biram, and storekeeper Ida, who could be Alloune’s distant relative.
La Maison Française, Embassy of France in the United States
4101 Reservoir Road NW