A missing body delays a Christian funeral—and launches a satire involving religious conflict and still-controversial objections to dependency on foreign aid. When powerful elites fail, Sembene finds genuine leaders in surprising places: a parish priest, a local cop, and a village imam. “A powerful, pointed, and multilayered political satire” (New York Times). 1992, 35mm, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, 115 minutes.
Post-screening discussion led by Charles Sugnet, associate professor, English department, University of Minnesota.