Directed by Inês Oliveira (Portugal/Guinea-Bissau, 2013) 80min
Introduction by Professor Frieda Ekotto (University of Michigan)
In Lisbon, two women from different worlds — a privileged architectural illustrator and a cheerful housekeeper from the city’s immigrant community from Guinea-Bissau, West Africa — join together to save a young Guinean girl from ritual genital mutilation, in this sensitive and intimate second feature from immensely talented Portuguese director Inês Oliveira (TIFF). Bobô offers a refreshing take on African immigration in contemporary Europe that provides an alternative view vis-à-vis the well-known stories of racism, marginalization, and social tensions that have largely prevailed.
Co-sponsored by: Brazil Initiative / Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies • LSA • International Institute • African Studies Center • Department of Afro-American and African Studies • Institute for the Humanities • Department of Romance Languages and Literatures • Sheldon Cohn Fund / Department of Screen Arts and Cultures • Center for European Studies.
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