University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

A Screaming Man

Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the "war effort", giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

a Screaming Man film poster