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French Film Festival: Marcher sur l’eau (Above Water)

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Aïssa Maïga, DCP, 89 min
France/Niger, 2021 (Peuhl, French)
US premiere

Official Selection, 2021 Cannes Festival.

Co-written by French actress Aïssa Maïga and Ariane Kirtley, this film documents the dire consequences of climate change in the Sahel. Focusing on a Wodaabe Peuhl village of semi-sedentarized pastoralists in the region of Azawagh in Northern Niger, the film follows Houlaye, a 14 year old girl, who fetches water and cares for her siblings when the adults must journey forth to support their families until a drilling project reveals the aquifer that lies beneath them.

Co-sponsored by UWM Student Involvement.


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Date:
February 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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UWM Union Cinema
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
Phone:
414-229-4825
Website:
https://uwm.edu/union/