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Farewell Amor

"Farewell Amor," by Ekwa Msangi / USA / 2020 / 101mins / Drama / English and Portuguese



Fri, Apr 29, 2022

6:00 pm

Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027


African student organizations at Barnard College and Columbia University have teamed up with the acclaimed African Film Festival for a screening of the award-winning Farewell Amor! This screening will be accompanied by a talkback and Q&A with the film's writer and director Ekwa Msangi.

Special programming

Q&A with Ekwa Msangi

About the Film

After 17 years in exile, Walter finally reunites with his family after being forced to leave Angola for New York City. We meet the family as Walter is picking up his wife, Esther, and daughter, Sylvia, from the airport to bring them home to his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. They quickly discover how the years of separation have turned them into absolute strangers. As they attempt to overcome the personal and political hurdles amongst them, they rely on the muscle memory of dance to find their way back “home.” Farewell Amor is an immigrant story that has come to define the American landscape since its inception.
About Ekwa Msangi

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