On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 8pm, the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Marrakech will show the film Félicité (Felicity). Directed by Alain Gomis, the film is a Franco-Belgian-German-Senegalese-Lebanese co-production.
The story describes a single mother, Felicite, and her 16-year-old son Samon. When Samon gets into a motorcycle accident, Felicite begins a heart driven campaign to raise money and save her son from a leg amputation. Viewers are brought into a contemporary Congo society where they can experience the reality of life in Central Africa while being able to relate to the film on a basic human-to-human level. The film won the Jury Grand Prix at the 2017 Berlinale and can be enjoyed in the 1000 m2 open-air MACAAL garden.
MACAAL, Museum of Contemporary African Art, will show Félicité, Jury Grand Prix Winner
MACAAL is located in the outskirts of Marrakech and is dedicated to contemporary African Art. It is built on 2 levels, equipped with 900 m2 of exhibition space, has a bookstore and coffee shop. It regularly hosts events including the 1-54 African Contemporary Art Fair evening party. Currently on display until August 15th, 2019 is Maternal Insanity. The exhibit showcases 30 talented African Artists from the continent and its diaspora to evoke discussions about form and meaning with regards to everyday objects and materials.