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Small Country: An African Childhood Petit pays

  Eric Barbier

  France      2020    

Synopsis

The son of a French father and Rwandan mother, 10-year-old Gabriel spends idyllic days studying at school and playing with friends in a well-sheltered Burundian community. That is, until the ethnic genocide in neighboring Rwanda spills into his world, threatening families and taking lives. From the semi-autobiographical novel of singer and writer Gaël Faye comes this perceptive and affecting tale of a childhood interrupted and paradise lost.

 French, Kirundi, Swahili with subtitles 
  111 minutes

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In-Person Screening

Wed, Jul 13 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting June 27 or available at the door (subject to availability).

Post-screening discussion led by Professor Maggie O’Brien, DePaul University

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