Screening and Discussion of "Tey" (Today)

Starts: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ends: 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Location: College of Arts and Sciences B12, 725 Commonwealth Ave

The African Studies Center will hold a screening of the film "Tey" (Today) and a discussion with the director of the film, Alain Gomis. In a village outside Dakar, the gods – or the stars, or destiny, have spoken: Satche must die by the end of the day. The film follows him making his goodbyes to those around him – his family, his friends, his lover, his children, his wife. Initially feted by his community with an enthusiasm tainted by melancholy, Satche, the one chosen to disappear, soon finds himself set apart from those closest to him, in beautiful scenes that seek to show those elements of friendship, desire, sadness, affection and anger that are usually left unsaid.