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Aya of Yop City

"Aya of Yop City," by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie / France / 2012 / 85mins / Animation, Romantic Comedy / French



Thu, Sep 15, 2022

7:00 pm

Prospect Park
Breeze Hill (Enter and Lincoln Rd. and Ocean Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Join us for a screening of the beloved animated film, Aya of Yop City! A live DJ set by Sabine Blaizin takes place starting at 7pm, and bring a blanket or chair to sit on the grass for the movie which begins at sunset! Aya of Yop City will be preceded by the short film, A Hurum Gi N’anya (I Do) by Mary Akpa.

Presented in collaboration with MoCADA

Rain Date: Thursday, September 22

About the Film

Set against the colorful and spirited backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s, Aya of Yop City is a vibrant, beautifully animated adaptation of the best-selling series of graphic novels by co-director Marguerite Abouet. Aya is 19, and she loves her neighborhood of Yop City in Abidjan, where everyone knows each other. It’s always lively, with open markets, colorful fabrics, funky cafés and music everywhere. Her mom Fanta is the neighborhood’s most trusted healer. Her dad is a sales rep for a brewery, and certainly gets his fill of the product. While Aya has dreams of becoming a doctor, her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, just like to hang out and spend their evenings dancing, drinking and flirting with boys. Their ambition is to follow Plan C: Combs, Clothes and Chasing Men! But big trouble comes to town when Adjoua realizes she’s pregnant, and the baby’s father is the spoiled son of one of the richest and most feared men in the whole country. How can he possibly tell his old man?
About Marguerite Abouet
About Clement Oubrerie

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