DINA & ELELWANI
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 @ 4PM - W/ Q&A AND RECEPTION
Elelwani is a young university educated woman brought up in an environment steeped in tradition. She has to choose between love and duty, between cultural traditions and modernity. Her parents have promised her hand in marriage to the Venda Prince as his third wife and, as a dutiful daughter, she wishes to obey their wishes and protect their honor. But in order to fulfill this promise of marriage to the Prince, she must relinquish her dreams of travel to further her education and most importantly her true love (Vele a young man she meets at university), to bear the Prince an heir. Once Elelwani complies with her parent's wishes, she uncovers dark secrets in the Royal family and becomes trapped by a web of deceit. Directed by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, 2012, 103 min., South Africa, Drama, Tslivenda/English subt. Q&A and reception. Shown with Dina.
As 14 years old Dina gets pregnant, her mother understands that her husband's violent conduct has reached an intolerable extent. Dina tries to convince her mother to report her father to the police. Directed by Mickey Fonseca, 2012, 22 min, Mozambique, Drama, Portuguese/ English subt. Shown with Elelwani.
The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|