KWAG Film Series at KPL | Wednesday 31 May
The KWAG Film Series is an opportunity to explore celebrated films that resonate with the themes of our current exhibitions through free screenings hosted by the Kitchener Public Library at the Central Library (85 Queen Street North).
Faat Kiné is a 2001 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène, who is at times referred to as "the father of African film". The movie tells the story of Faat Kiné, a divorced single mother and successful businesswoman living in Dakar, Senegal. Faat Kiné faces many challenges as a woman in a male-dominated society, including gender discrimination and the pressures of raising her two children alone. Despite these obstacles, she remains determined and fiercely independent, refusing to be limited by her gender or social status. The film is a powerful commentary on issues such as gender inequality, the importance of female empowerment and the struggles of everyday life in contemporary Senegal. Through Faat Kiné's story, the film provides a nuanced and realistic portrayal of the complexities of modern African life and highlights the resilience and strength of African women.
KWAG at KPL Film Series
KPL Main location, 85 Queen St N
Saturday, 31 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sembène, Ousmane. Faat Kiné. 2001
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1