Join us at the DuSable Museum of African American History for the film, Pieces of Identity. Mweze Ngangura’s comedy about a Congolese king (Mani Kongo) who travels to Belgium in search of his daughter whom he believes is a medical student. As soon as he enters the Westernized world of Brussels, he finds his identity challenged. Eventually, robbed, homeless and penniless, he is tricked into pawning his royal regalia, literally his “pieces of identity,” to an unscrupulous Belgian art dealer. Meanwhile, the Mani Kongo’s daughter suffers the precarious position of an immigrant without proper papers and is forced to dance in a night club by a police officer with a background as a colonial official in the Congo. Little do father and daughter know that they have each been befriended by the same cab driver.
Discussant: Fassil Demisse, Depaul University.
This screening is part of the African Jubilee Film Festival which runs until December 5.
This event is co-sponsored by portoluz, The DuSable Museum of African American History, the African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies departments at UIC, and The Public Square. portoluz is producer of the African Jubilee Film Festival.
Free and open to the public. For more information, call 312.422.5580.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit ChicagoParkingMap.com.