TASUMA, THE FIGHTER – ADIFF Black History Month 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 @ 1 pm
A comedy set in contemporary Burkina Faso, Tasuma tells the story of a veteran of the French colonial army – a “tirailleur” – who saw battle in Indochina and Algiers and has been trying for more than 50 years to obtain his well-deserved military pension. Convinced that he will be paid shortly, Sogo buys a mill on credit for the village. But the money does not arrive. When Sogo is put in prison because he cannot reimburse his loan, the women of the village rally to set him free. Directed by Daniel Kollo Sanou, Burkina Faso, 2003, Comedy, 90 min, in French and Djula with English subtitles.
Shown with THOMAS SANKARA