KING’S NECKLACE, THE (LE COLLIER DU MAKOKO)
Directed by: Henri Joseph Koumba-Bididi
Presented with: The Embassy of the Republic of Gabon and Earth Matters
Venue: E Street Cinema
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THE KING’S NECKLACE (LE COLLIER DU MAKOKO) (Gabon, 2011, 114 min.)
Presented with the Embassy of the Republic of Gabon and in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” and the National Museum of African Art.
Welcome by Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art. Introduced by H.E. Michael Moussa Adamo, Ambassador of Gabon
United States Premiere A Gabonese tribal queen, played by popular singer Patience Dabany, hopes to recover a sacred necklace that belonged to her ancestors. The necklace will restore harmony and prosperity to her people, but is in the hands of a French collector. Meanwhile, a Gabonese ecologist is working to reintroduce lions into his country, while a young circus orphan refuses to abandon the lion he was raised with. The ancestral necklace and the noble lion intertwine the destinies of these three separate lives, as they return from France to their rightful home in the breathtakingly scenic Gabonese forests. Directed by Henri Joseph Koumba-Bididi. 2011 Premiere, Cannes Film Festival.
FREE. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis when the E Street Cinema Box Office opens on the day of the screening. Two tickets maximum per person.