Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Wednesday, February 20
Being Both and Fallou

About the Event


2017, Belgium, dir. Leslie Verbeeck

In Mali, the expression “aller en aventure” (setting off on an adventure) is widely known: young men are encouraged to spread their wings and leave the country to become a “real” man. Belgian actress Aminata Demba travels to Mali in the footsteps of her deceased father, to discover what drove him to undertake his journeys, before arriving in the Antwerp diamond district in the early 1970s. She discovers Mali, its culture of nomads and the importance of hospitality. Moreover, she meets modern-day migrants and expats in their twenties, expressing dreams and ambitions that are surprisingly recognizable. Her quest leads to harsh confrontations, to enlightening encounters with new migrants and especially to a more personal look at migration today.



2017, UK, dir. Patty Jenkins

Fallou is the story of a young man who has been sent from Senegal to London by a marabout linked to an extremist group. Fallou will discover London’s energy, music and people. He will make new friends and eventually make a choice: stay faithful to his marabout or embrace the exciting life of this new city.

Free and open to the public


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