Ciné Club : Aya de Yopougon

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07/26/2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Friday, July 26 at 6 pm
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Ciné Club presents “Aya de Yopougon”.
Based on the critically acclaimed bandes dessinées, Aya de Yopougon transports viewers to 1970s Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where Aya and friends Bintou and Adjoua navigate mishaps and misadventures in Yopougon township. Enjoy this colorful snapshot of 1970s West Africa through their stories. Stay after for a discussion of the film with AF instructor Abdel.

Un film de Marguerite Abouet et Clément Oubrerie

Film en français sous titré en anglais. Durée: 1h 24min

Movie in French with English subtitles. Length: 1 hour 24 min

Free! A $5 suggested donation is welcome and appreciated


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A propos du film

Une histoire d’une adolescente en train de trouver son chemin tirée des pages de la bande dessinée

Fin de années 1970, en Côte d’Ivoire à Yopougon, quartier populaire d’Abidjan. C’est là qui vit Aya, 19 ans, une jeune fille sérieuse qui préfère rester étudier à la maison que de sortir avec ses copines. Aya partage ses journées entre l’école, la famille et ses deux meilleures amies : Adjoua et Bintou, qui ne pense qu’à aller gazer en douce à la nuit tombée dans les maquis…


A story of a young woman finding her way taken from the pages of the acclaimed graphic novels

In warm Ivory Coast’s working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father’s opposition. But, Aya lives in a poor West African township during the 1970s, where getting married to a rich man and starting a family is every girl’s aspiration–at least, that’s what Aya’s best friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are hoping for. Under Yopougon’s bright sun, three girls, three different destinies and three parallel lives intertwine, as life keeps going. Will Aya’s ambitions ever come true?



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