On Mothers and Daughters & Listen

PVF film series at Stoa:

On Mothers and Daughters & Listen, Thursday 10.3.2016 6 pm
Free entry
Stoa, Music Hall, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki

On Mothers and Daughters

Through coincidence and her own efforts, Nabou manages to emigrate from Senegal to Finland, but she has to leave behind her mother and her daughter Arame. In Finland, Nabou divorces her Finnish husband, has a child, becomes bogged down in the bureaucratic jungle, and works odd jobs in order to send all of her hard-earned income to her mother and daughter back home in Dakar. When the process of uniting Arame with her family in Finland finally shows progress, Nabou travels to Senegal in order to bring her daughter back with her. When she arrives in Senegal, Nabou finds out what has happened to the money she sent her mother.

Director: Maria Gallen-Kallela
Year: 2014
Country: Finland
Languages: Wolof, French, English, Finnish
Subtitles: Finnish
Lenght: 24 min


Listen is a short film directed by Finnish-Iranian Hamy Ramezan and British-Zambian Rungano Nyoni. In this film, a woman dressed in a burqa comes to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband. The translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. Listen won in the Best Narrative Short category at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Directors: Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni
Year: 2014
Countries: Finland, Denmark
Languages: Danish
Subtitles: Finnish
Lenght: 13 min

The film screenings include a discussion session.

Before the film at 5:30pm, poetry reading of Sivuvalo project: ‘Poems without homeland’ (Runoja ilman kotimaata) at Stoa’s gallery. Poet: Roxana Crisólogo (Perú), music: Sergio Castrillón