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Feb. 23: Showing of the film "Daughters of Keltoum"

The Indianapolis Museum of Art shows "Daughters of Keltoum," an Algerian film that explores the bicultural existence of many Africans who must balance two cultures, two languages and two ethnicities.

When: Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art 1200 W 38th St Indianapolis

A 19-year-old woman, Rallia, raised in Switzerland, travels to an isolated and barren Berber settlement located in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria. Rallia's journey is one of multiple discoveries in terms of her relationship to her extended family, traditional Berber culture, and her desperate need to locate her biological mother. Rallia has repeatedly said that when she meets her mother, she will first ask her why she gave her up for adoption, and then will kill her. encounters with thieves, revolutionaries and ordinary people, her Western attitudes are challenged in a country largely untouched by outside influences—clinging to tribal mores and strict religious codes of conduct that accompany Rallia on her peculiar search for truth.

This movie has been very popular in previous showings. Admission to the film is free, although I will bet the IMA would like you to become a member of the museum.

You can find an excellent viewer's guide to "Daughters of Keltoum."

If you like this film you should watch the film Moolaadé on female genital mutilation in Africa February 16, and check out the International Film Festival of Indianapolis April 26 to May 4, where there will be a special African film section. Some events to help learn more about Africa, its problems and possible solution:

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