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January 2020

Film and Discussion: State of Siege

Fri, January 31 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$6 – $15

State of Siege details the overt and covert practices of the Agency for International Development throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on events that took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1970.

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February 2020

Mandabi (The Money Order)

Fri, February 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

An unemployed Senegalese man, Ibrahima Dieng, lives with his two wives and kids in Dakar. His nephew, Abdou, sends him a money order from Paris worth 25,000 francs, which he has saved from working as a street sweeper. Ibrahima is to keep some of the money for himself, save a portion for his nephew, and give a portion to his sister. However, Ibrahima faces numerous difficulties trying to obtain the money order. Not having an ID, Ibrahima must go through several levels of Senegalese bureaucracy trying to get one, then failing after spending money he doesn’t have.

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