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Mandabi (The Money Order)


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Mandabi (The Money Order). This Sembène masterpiece was the first color film made on the continent of Africa and the first film made in an African language!

Mandabi tells the story of illiterate, unemployed, fiftyish Ibrahima Deng who suddenly gets a windfall: a money order from his street sweeper nephew in France for 20,000 francs (roughly $100). But then friends, relations, and debt collectors close in.

This is a free film but tickets are a must.

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