WODAABE: HERDSMEN OF THE SUN
Date: 3/15/09 4:00 pm
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Shown as part of the Werner Herzog Retrospective
WODAABE: HERDSMEN OF THE SUN (France / Germany, 1989, 62 min.)
A fascinating portrait of the nomadic Wodaabe tribe of the Sahara/Sahel region, who consider themselves the world’s most beautiful people, and their social rituals and cultural celebrations. Particular attention is given to the tribe’s spectacular courtship rituals and ‘beauty pageants’, such as the Gerewol celebration, where eligible young men strive to outshine each other and attract mates by means of lavish makeup, posturing and facial movements. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Shown with FATA MORGANA
$10 General Admission; $8.50 AFI Members; $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military; $6 Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 minutes before the film) or online at www.afi.com/silver.