Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society

Pioneering Nigerien filmmaker Moustapha Alassane made some of his first forays into filmmaking experimenting with hand-drawn animation. He continued to develop animated works throughout his career, and like his live action films, his animated shorts critiqued post-independence politics and society in Niger. Programs are appropriate for ages 13+.

Schedule of films:

  • May 28: Return Of An Adventurer, Bon Voyage Sim & Kokoa​ - A businessman returns from travels abroad with gifts of cowboy gear for all of his friends. Once they don the threads of outlaws, the men begin to behave with reckless abandon.
  • June 5: Toula - Alassane combines his ethnographic eye and keen social critique with his love of traditional parables. When a horrible drought strikes, villagers pray to a snake god to bring the rain and promise extreme sacrifices; and Samba Le Grand - stop-motion and hand-painted animated folktale.

Pioneering Nigerien filmmaker Moustapha Alassane made some of his first forays into filmmaking experimenting with hand-drawn animation. He continued to develop animated works throughout his career, and like his live action films, his animated shorts critiqued post-independence politics and society in Niger. Programs are appropriate for ages 13+.

Schedule of films:

  • May 28: Return Of An Adventurer, Bon Voyage Sim & Kokoa​ - A businessman returns from travels abroad with gifts of cowboy gear for all of his friends. Once they don the threads of outlaws, the men begin to behave with reckless abandon.
  • June 5: Toula - Alassane combines his ethnographic eye and keen social critique with his love of traditional parables. When a horrible drought strikes, villagers pray to a snake god to bring the rain and promise extreme sacrifices; and Samba Le Grand - stop-motion and hand-painted animated folktale.

Pioneering Nigerien filmmaker Moustapha Alassane made some of his first forays into filmmaking experimenting with hand-drawn animation. He continued to develop animated works throughout his career, and like his live action films, his animated shorts critiqued post-independence politics and society in Niger. Programs are appropriate for ages 13+.

Schedule of films:

  • May 28: Return Of An Adventurer, Bon Voyage Sim & Kokoa​ - A businessman returns from travels abroad with gifts of cowboy gear for all of his friends. Once they don the threads of outlaws, the men begin to behave with reckless abandon.
  • June 5: Toula - Alassane combines his ethnographic eye and keen social critique with his love of traditional parables. When a horrible drought strikes, villagers pray to a snake god to bring the rain and promise extreme sacrifices; and Samba Le Grand - stop-motion and hand-painted animated folktale.

WHEN

WHERE

AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd.
Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752
https://www.austinfilm.org/series/films-of-moustapha-alassane/

TICKET INFO

$11.25
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