Location: Bharat Bhavan
Date: Sun, 2010/03/28 – 11:00am
Price: Free and open to all
Category: Film screening
Madame Brouette / Mrs. Wheelbarrow
By Moussa Sene Absa (Sénégal, 2003) with Ousseynou Diop, Rokhaya Niang and Aboubacar Sadikh Ba (104 mins.)
A murder investigation provides the background for narrating the story of Madame Brouette, a strong woman who is dedicated to making a living for herself and her daughter in a poor neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Flashbacks are used to present events which lead to the murder of the policeman Naago, who was also Brouette’s boyfriend and lover. Neighbors comment on her life and her character; did she really murder Naago or was it “London Pipe,” a crook and local gangster? In French with English subtitles.