Sunday, October 19th, 7:30pm
Soeur Oyo (Sister Oyo) + Opening Night Celebration
Monique Phoba, 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.