If you are looking for Planetarium events, please visit their events calendar .

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

French Film Festival: Iya tundé, la mère est revenue (Iya Tundé, The Mother Came Back)

February 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Laure Malecot, 52 minutes
Senegal, 2017 (French, English)

Documentary. A portrait of legendary dancer Germaine Acogny, Iya Tunde, The Mother Came Back explores the legacy of Acogny’s dance practice, fusing West African and contemporary dance, and the dance school she founded in the remote fishing village in Senegal where she lives. A pioneering force in modern dance, the film also highlights the difficulties of being a Black woman working in a predominantly White industry. Featuring interviews with Acogny and her students, the film explores different ways of learning through the body, utilizing nature as a driving thematic force.

All firms shown in their original language with English subtitles.

Masks are required at all times during the projection of all the films and during the talkbacks. All food (snacks, popcorn, etc.) and drinks are prohibited at this time in the Union cinema.



February 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:


UWM Union Cinema
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
View Venue Website