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THE LIGHTER SIDE

The African Doctor

JULIEN RAMBALDI
France, 2016
94 minutes, Color
Official website

Thanks to charming performances by Mark Zinga and Aïssa Maïga, The African Doctor is an endearing and beautifully crafted feel-good film about exclusion, resilience, and perseverance. In 1975, the mayor of Marly-Gomont wants to be re-elected and needs to find a doctor for the small French village. He decides on Seyolo Zantoko (Zinga), a highly skilled, recently graduated doctor of Congolese descent. Zantoko seizes the opportunity with both hands and leaves for Marly-Gomont with his wife (Maïga) and two children. When they arrive at the village, the locals are scared out of their minds; they have never before seen black people and don't want anything to do with them. Although he struggles with his family to integrate in the rural village, Zantoko is nonetheless determined to win the residents' trust—and ultimately becomes one of the most respected doctors in the area.—World Cinema Amsterdam

In French with English subtitles

THE LIGHTER SIDE

The African Doctor

JULIEN RAMBALDI
France, 2016
94 minutes, Color
Official website

Thanks to charming performances by Mark Zinga and Aïssa Maïga, The African Doctor is an endearing and beautifully crafted feel-good film about exclusion, resilience, and perseverance. In 1975, the mayor of Marly-Gomont wants to be re-elected and needs to find a doctor for the small French village. He decides on Seyolo Zantoko (Zinga), a highly skilled, recently graduated doctor of Congolese descent. Zantoko seizes the opportunity with both hands and leaves for Marly-Gomont with his wife (Maïga) and two children. When they arrive at the village, the locals are scared out of their minds; they have never before seen black people and don't want anything to do with them. Although he struggles with his family to integrate in the rural village, Zantoko is nonetheless determined to win the residents' trust—and ultimately becomes one of the most respected doctors in the area.—World Cinema Amsterdam

In French with English subtitles


Saturday, April 22
9:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Tuesday, April 25
6:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater
Friday, April 28
8:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

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