A Tribute to Sarah Maldoror
1968-1994 / 90 min. / digital video
Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7pm
Part of “An Open Window: Black Women Directors Across the Diaspora,” curated by Erisa Apantaku and J. Michael Eugenio
Presented by Doc Films at the University of Chicago and South Side Projections.
In tribute to the late Sarah Maldoror, we present a screening of her first and favorite film, Monangambée (1968, 15 min.), named after the Angolan anti-colonial call for a village meeting, and scored by the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s avant-garde jazz; her first TV film, A Dessert for Constance (1980, 52 min.), full of immigrant joy, homesickness, and solidarity; and her impassioned Léon G. Damas (1994, 23 min.), meditating on the Négritude poet.