Screen/Society--Feminism and Freedom Film Series--"Si-Gueriki, The Queen Mother"
Film Screening: "Si-Gueriki, The Queen Mother" (Idrissou Mora Kpai, 2002, 62 min, Benin, France, Germany, French with English subtitles, color, DVD) -- "Si-Gueriki, the Queen Mother" offers an insider's view into a Wassangari tribal village in Benin, where the women work and the men idle under trees. Everything is seen through the amused, respectful eyes of expat Idrissou Mora-Kpai, who moved to Germany to study filmmaking. His initial intention to recount the life of his proud warrior father, now deceased, is overturned when, for the first time, he gets to know his mother and discovers she is not the lowly vassal he thought.-- w/ dir. Idrissou Mora Kpai!