Karmen Gei Post-Colonial Film Series

Film Screening

When Apr 11, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Shumaker Bldg. Room 139
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-8977
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The story of tempestuous Carmen, first told in a short story by Prosper Merimee and made famous in an opera by Georges Bizet, gets a new and striking modern-dress adaptation in this provocative drama with music. Karmen Gei is an inmate in a women's prison in Senegal; lusty, impulsive, and looking out for herself at all times.  Karmen's uninhibited dancing and sensual demeanor excites the Sapphic passions of the prison's warden, whose seduction sets off a chain of epic events.  While inspired in part by Bizet's opera, Karmen Gai boasts an all-new score by David Murray, Julien Jouga, and Doudou Ndiaye Rose that draws on elements of pop, jazz, and Afro-pop for its original themes.