Arts + Culture,

Sembène Film Festival: Azur & Asmar

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Azur & Asmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers. Blonde, blue-eyed, white skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar are lovingly cared for by Asmar’s gentle mother, who tells them magical stories of her faraway homeland and of a beautiful, imprisoned Fairy Djinn waiting to be set free. Time passes, and one day Azur’s father, the master of the house, provokes a brutal separation. Azur is sent away to study, while Asmar and his mother are driven out, homeless and penniless.


Years later, as a young adult, Azur remains haunted by memories of the sunny land of his nanny and sets sail south across the high seas to find the country of his dreams.

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