Moustapha Alassane, Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerien Cinema

Join us for the first North American retrospective of the work of Moustapha Alassane, a pioneering director of the golden age of Nigerien cinema!

"A fabulist who sheathed the sharp sting of his political satire within playful stories of water genies, pugilistic frogs, cowboys, and brave fishermen, Alassane parodied colonialist attitudes toward black Africans, the corrupt despotism of local officials, and the shallow materialism of Niger’s youth in a series of animated, fictional, and ethnographic films that remain beloved and influential even today."
––Josh Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA

The series taking place May 12-15, 2017 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and includes nine films directed by Moustapha Alassane and two documentaries on Alassane created by other directors.

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Presented in association with La Cinémathèque Afrique de l’Institut français, Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, and Kids Trail.

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