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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

2013 Black History Month Lecture: Remembering the Emancipation Proclamation

Daniel W. Crofts, a renowned historian of the American South and professor of history at TCNJ, will discuss current scholarship and popular understandings of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in a lecture at The College of New Jersey, February 6, 2013 at 7 pm in room 115 of the Education building. Crofts’ lecture will be preceded byContinue Reading

AFAM Salon: What the Trayvon Martin Tragedy Means for US

  Read the archived chat and share your thoughts! The AFAM Salon: What the Trayvon Martin case means for us Hosts: Winnifred Brown-Glaude and Piper Kendrix Williams     The February 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked visceral responses across the US and around the world, even as the focus of the caseContinue Reading

The AFAM Salon: Election Crisis in Senegal

Moderated by Drs. Moussa Sow and Marla Jaksch, Departments of African American Studies and World Languages and Cultures, The College of New Jersey This online chat took place about the election crisis in Senegal took place Feb. 25, 2012 from 11 am-noon  EST. It was moderated by TCNJ professors Dr. Moussa Sow and Dr. MarlaContinue Reading

Historian Deborah Gray White to Deliver Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture on “The Help”

On November 30, 2011, Dr. Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University will  deliver the third annual Gloria Harper Dickinson Memorial lecture entitled, “The Personal is Political But Not Entertainment:  A Non-Fiction Look at “The Help.” White will speak at 4 pm in the Mayo Concert hall at The CollegeContinue Reading

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