Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: A Love During the War


This documentary explores the consequences of using rape as a weapon of war from the perspective of women in Africa, where this tragedy is witnessed repeatedly. Journalist Aziza and her husband are rebuilding their lives. However, the horrors suffered by other women during the war still haunt Aziza.

Shown with Awaiting for Men (En attendant les homes). In a Mauritanian town on the edge of the Sahara, traditional women wall painters speak about marriage, motherhood, sexuality and desire in a society dominated by patriarchy, religion and tradition.

The films will be introduced by guest curator Mahen Bonetti.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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