This year’s film:
April 5, 2024
Shannon Hall on the UW-Madison campus
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
Sponsored by WIRC and the Wisconsin Film Festival
Description: Ten-year-old Ama is the daughter of Senegalese asylum seekers. Rotterdam, where she has lived her whole life, feels like home. Ama’s life is changed when her mother and brother are brought into the police station for questioning and possible deportation. Ama sets off on a journey to find her father and avoid deportation herself. It is during this unexpected adventure that she uncovers the truth about where she comes from and who she is, thanks in part to her new companion, an extraordinary totem animal: a gigantic porcupine.
Detailed schedule and registration link coming soon!
World Cinema Day brings middle and high school students and teachers to Madison for a special free screening of a high-quality, international film with an introduction before the film and a Q&A/discussion after the film. This is an annual event held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival.