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    Presented by at The Brattle Theatre

    April 8, 2012



    (2001) dir Alain Gomis w/Djolof Mbengue, Delphine Zingg [90 min] El Hadj is a postgraduate student living in Paris. Once he has finished his studies he plans to return to Senegal and become a teacher. This is motivated by his political desire to rebuild the country’s infrastructure and not contribute to the ‘brain drain’ of intellectuals to Europe, as well as his personal desire to go home. But upon starting a love affair with Delphine (a white French woman) he begins to question not only his own identity but that of Senegal, and indeed Africa. He is tired of being a foreigner in France and tired of the stereotypical labeling he experiences. But having spent 6 years in France, what will he be in Senegal but an outsider? • The GHETT’OUT FILM FESTIVAL presents independent artistic and original filmmakers working on the fringes of the French production-distribution system. These filmmakers work with small budgets that limit the visibility of their films – if they are able to get them released at all – to small alternative movie houses. Often self-taught, belonging to minority groups, living in the heart of a multi-ethnic French population and generally coming from lower class neighborhoods, these filmmakers are not the egalitarian ethnic quota but are, in fact, the leaders of a new New Wave. As in Gil Scott-Heron’s song Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues – which gave the festival its name – this event intends to take the films out of the social and cultural distribution network ghetto to which they were consigned. The festival will bring to light independent films which probe the world and the society in which we live with a humane and political awareness.

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