Washington D.C. Premiere
FOR THE BEST AND FOR THE ONION
(c) Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films
Directed by: Elhadj Magori Sani
Presented with: Earth Matters
Venue: National Museum of Natural History
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FOR THE BEST AND FOR THE ONION (Niger, 2008, 52 min.)
Presented 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.
Introduced by Mary Jo Arnoldi, Chairman, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.
“I am singing about onion farming, bringing both suffering and joy.” So sings an onion farmer as he works his field in Galmi, Niger. Beside him stands Yaro, a fellow farmer who knows all too well the hope and sorrow his livelihood can bring. Agriculture is key to the local economy, with Galmi onions prized throughout West Africa. Shot over the course of one growing season, the film captures the rhythms of life in Galmi, showing a family’s dependence on their onion crop and how market price and harvest can affect the most intimate personal decisions. Directed by Elhadj Magori Sani.
Shown with JANE’S JOURNEY and BENY, BACK TO THE WILD.
FREE. No reservations required.