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Virtual Film Screening: Sun of the Soil
The void of written records about Mansa Musa, king of the Mali Empire (r. 1312-1332), is the subject of Sun of the Soil (2019). In this 26-minute short performative documentary, acclaimed artist Abdou Ouologuem delves into the legend and legacy of the richest person in the history of the world. Written by Ladan Osman and directed by Joe Penney, the film undertakes a three-act story of historical excavation that seeks to make sense of and, ultimately, undo the erasure of Mansa Musa seven centuries hence. A conversation with the film creators will follow the virtual screening. Event moderated by Prof. Hilary Whitham Sánchez.

Jan 19, 2022 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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