When May 06, 2022 at 7:00pm 1 hr 30 mins
Where Utah Museum of Contemporary Art 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Contact Free Film Screening: Soleil Ô [email protected]
In conjunction with the Our Wake Up Call For Freedoms exhibition, UMOCA and the Utah Film Center are proud to present the 1970 French-Mauritanian film Soleil ?, directed by Med Hondo.

"A furious cry of resistance against racist oppression and a revolutionary landmark of political cinema, this feature debut from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitterly funny, dazzlingly experimental attack on capitalism and the legacy of colonialism. Soleil ? follows a starry-eyed immigrant as he leaves West Africa and journeys to Paris in search of a job, a community, and intellectual engagement--but soon discovers a hostile society where his very presence engenders fear and resentment. With this freewheeling masterpiece, Hondo crafts a shattering vision of awakening Black consciousness." --The Criterion Collection