Dir. Katy Lena Ndiaye, 2007, 56 min.
Awaiting for Men documents the women of Oualata, an oasis town in southeast Mauritania on the far edge of the Sahara desert. In the film, three women practice traditional painting by decorating the red walls of the city, and speak with candor about relationships between men and women.
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Meleko Mokgosi Film Series
In conjunction with Bread, Butter, and Power, artist Meleko Mokgosi has selected films addressing colonialism, democracy, and liberation across the continent of Africa, themes that he explores through his large-scale episodic painting cycles.