Columbia College Chicago

March 9, 2009

An Evening of African Storytelling with Visiting Artist, Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal)

Senegalese filmmaker and Master Storyteller, Moussa Sene Absa will be presenting an evening of storytelling on Thursday, March 12th 2009, from 5-7pm in the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor east (new wing). Faculty are encouraged to send their students!

Moussa Sene Absa is one of the leading filmmakers of Senegal. He is an award-winning, internationally respected director who has made over 15 feature films and documentaries. His awards include the Silver Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival in 1988, for his directorial debut, Le Prix du Mensonge; the award for best photography at FESPACO in1997, for Tableau Ferraille; and both the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and Special Jury Prize at the Paris Film Festival for Madame Brouette in 2003.

In addition to his career as a filmmaker, Moussa Sene Absa is also an actor, writer, musician, painter and Master Storyteller of his family/community in Senegal.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Mr. Sene Absa as he not only shares stories about his life in Senegal and West African culture, but also the importance of the oral tradition in African storytelling as history is passed down from one generation to the next.

Mr. Sene Absa is a Visiting Artist in the Film/Video Department at Columbia College Chicago. His visit is supported by funds from the Roberta Rubin Fund for Visiting Artists at Columbia College Chicago and a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

This program is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Film/Video Department and the Library

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