A furious cry of resistance against racist oppression and a revolutionary milestone in political cinema, this debut feature from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitter, funny and experimental attack on capitalism and the legacy of colonialism. Soleil Ô follows a bright-eyed immigrant who leaves West Africa and travels to Paris in search of employment, community and intellectual engagement, but soon discovers a hostile society where his very presence breeds fear and resentment. In this freewheeling masterpiece, Hondo offers a moving vision of the awakening of black consciousness.
Locarno (1970) – Golden Leopard
Presented as part of Black History Month.
- Thursday, Feb 29
20:00 - EST
EST - English subtitles