Karim Akadiri Soumaïla, director. Follows the journey of Paris-based Malian fashion designer Xuly Bët (born Lamine Badiane Kouyaté) to Bamako, where he returned to create a new collection based on local materials and fabrics and to meet the photographer Malick Sidibé (52 min.). French with English subtitles.
This film from the Real Life Documentary Film Festival, Accra, Ghana, will be introduced by Awam Amkpa and Lydie Diakhaté, founders and directors of the festival. This film is shown in conjunction with the special exhibition The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End.
Free with Museum admission *
6:00 p.m., Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
* Due to seating limitations, this program will be ticketed. Tickets are free with Museum admission and may be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis at the Event Desk in the Uris Center for Education beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the event.