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Exclusive screening: “Tey,” starring Saul Williams, October 14, 6:30 pm

TEY-Today Trailer for US release.. from Guetty Felin on Vimeo.

Saul Williams’ comeback to cinema is in the form of a beautiful, sensual, humane tale, directed by Alain Gomis.

In a village outside Dakar, the gods – or the stars, or destiny, have spoken: Satché must die by the end of the day. Until nightfall, the film follows him making his goodbyes to those around him – his family, his friends, his lover, his children, his wife. Initially fêted by his community with an enthusiasm tainted by melancholy, Satché, the one chosen to disappear, soon finds himself set apart from those closest to him, in beautiful scenes that seek to show those elements of friendship, desire, sadness, affection and anger that are usually left unsaid.

Also staring Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman and Aîsa Maîga

WHEN Monday, October 14, 2013, 5:30pm
VENUE TCNJ Campus
Roscoe West, Annex 202
SPONSOR(S) African-American Studies, International Studies, Center for Global Engagement, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and World Languages and Cultures Department
FEATURED EVENT TCNJ Home
NOTE Tey  (Today)
Directed by Alain Gomis (Senegal, 2012, 88 min.)
Winner of the 2013 FESPACO Gold Stallion Award and Best Actor for Saul Williams
Join us for a special screening with director Alain Gomis
(The film opens officially in New York on October 6th. For information about the Oct. 6th screening only, please contact the North American distributor BelleMoon Productions.www.bellemoonproductions.com)

ABOUT THE FILM TEY (TODAY)
At the same time joyous, subtle and tragic, Tey is a powerful fairytale. In a village outside Dakar, the gods—or the stars, or destiny, have spoken: Satché must die by the end of the day. Until nightfall, the film follows him making his goodbyes to those around him—his family, his friends, his lover, his children, his wife. Initially fêted by his community with an enthusiasm tainted by melancholy, Satché, the one chosen to disappear, soon finds himself set apart from those closest to him, in beautiful scenes that seek to show those elements of friendship, desire, sadness, affection and anger that are usually left unsaid.
In his third feature, director Alain Gomis takes a well-worn topic in Senegalese cinema and turns it on its head: unlike other films, many of which choose to focus on emigration and neo-colonialism, Gomis’ work instead tells the story of a man who leaves America to return to the land of his birth.

Watch Dr. Khalil Muhammad’s TCNJ Talk on the Condemnation of Blackness

The Criminology and African-American Studies Departments brought scholar and Director of New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, to campus on Wednesday, October 23 to discuss race and crime in modern America. Dr. Muhammad’s 2011 book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America,Continue Reading

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