TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Pièces d’identités (Pieces of Identity)

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars at the presentation of Pièces d’identités (Pieces of Identity) (1998, 97 min, in French with English subtitles), by Mweze Ngangurao.  

Date: January 28, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10


Pièces d’identités is a fable of an old African king and his wayward daughter is updated to present day Brussels to make provocative points about racism, tradition, class struggle, cultural identity and corruption.

Mani Kongo (Gérard Essomba) is the king of the Bakongo.  His only daughter, Mwana, (Dominique Mesa) left for Belgium to study being a doctor, but contact with her has been lost.  Mani Kongo decides to travel to Belgium in search of his beloved daughter.  On arriving he will have to cope with the very best and the very worst of the black diaspora, as well as with prejudices rampant in European society.  He himself will find good friends amongst poor low-class whites showing that nothing is ever black or white…

Our film will be followed by audience discussion moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

Click here for the trailer.


Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.

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