Waiting for Happiness
Heremakono en attendant le bonheur
Abderrahmane Sissako’s thoughtful film considers lives lived on the periphery of change.
Dir Abderrahmane Sissako
With Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid
Young Abdallah returns home to the village of Nouhadhibou, a port on the Mauritanian coast, to visit his mother. While there, he struggles with dialect and identity and encounters various members of the semi-transient community going about their business. What follows is a series of interactions and insights into an unsettled people in a state of displacement, hoping to move on and find the ‘better’ place over the horizon.
The screening on Wed 26 Feb will be introduced by writer and curator Naida Denton.