WAALO FENDO – WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES : NYADIFF

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WAALO FENDO – WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St – Room 136 Thompson 
New York, NY 10027


Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 2pm 

WAALO FENDO – WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES

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waalo_fendo_2Milan, like Paris or Stuttgart, and like many other European cities, is the theater of the drama of immigration. Demba reconstructs his story and that of his brother Yaro, both Senegalese immigrants in Italy, in a long and fragmentary flashback that begins with Yaro’s murder and recounts their departure from the village, arrival in Europe, the work they find selling lighters and picking tomatoes in the south of Italy: the stages every “non-EEC citizen” goes through in Italy. It is a story of immigration like so many others but that most people are unaware of. Waalo Fendo illustrates the dehumanization faced by so many immigrants all over the world.

Directed by Mohammed Soudani, Senegal/Switzerland, 1998, Drama, 65 min, in Wolof with English subtitles.

 

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