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"Wallay," by Berni Goldblat / France and Burkina Faso / 2017 / 82mins / Drama, Family / Dioula and French



Sun, Oct 31, 2021

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tappen Park
Bay St. & Water St.
Staten Island, NY 10304


Special programming

Sabar dance class led by Babacar Mbaye!


5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sabar dance class
with Babacar Mbaye

6:15pm to 8:00pm
'Wallay' Screening

About the Film

Thirteen-year-old Ady no longer listens to his father, who is raising Ady on his own in France. Running out of resources, Ady’s father decides to entrust Ady to his Uncle Amadou for the summer. Amadou and his family live on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea, in Burkina Faso. Things are quite different there, however, as boys of Ady’s age are expected to already become men. Ady must learn these lessons as he comes to understand the world a little differently during this life-changing holiday.
About Berni Goldblat

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