NYU INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS PRESENTS
A CELEBRATION OF MANTHIA DIAWARA
WEDNESDAY / SEPTEMBER 19 / 6-9 PM
NYU LAW SCHOOL, D’AGOSTINO HALL, ROOM: LIPTON HALL 108 WEST 3RD STREET
AN OPERA OF THE WORLD (2017, 70 min, Dir: Manthia Diawara)
A film screening in honor of NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs Director Manthia Diawara. An Opera of the World documents Wasis Diops Bintu Were’s, A Sahel Opera performed in Bamako, Mali in 2007. A pioneering work, it tells the story of migration from West Africa to Europe, combining traditional Malian music and Western opera. Diawara’s film serves as a mirror on the timeless drama of migration between North and South, and the ongoing refugee crises.
Co-sponsored with the Office of the Dean, Tisch School of the Arts,
Center for Media, Culture and History