22-28 Sept 2021
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YAFA Le Pardon (YAFA Forgiveness)

YAFA Le Pardon (YAFA Forgiveness)

Demba is an African who has fled an oppressive regime in his own country and is seeking asylum in Paris. One night he encounters Lucien, a policeman from the Caribbean, who speaks to him in the voice of the dominant class. But in his country Demba is a professor of History and Geography while Lucien left school early to help his mother, a cleaning lady. “YAFA Le Pardon” explores the social and economic dynamics at work in their relationship as they seek to understand each other, aided by Welcome, a Baule Komian who does not hesitate to officiate as the parties meet on the Quai de l’Oise, in the centre of Paris.

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YAFA Le Pardon (YAFA Forgiveness) (2019)

Feature (85mins) Narrative




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Christian Lara

Christian Lara

Christian Lara was born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe and is known as the “Father of West Indian Cinema.” Formerly a journalist (based in France) he has directed over twenty films since 1971, including Coco-La-Fleur, candidat (1978), Bitter Sugar (1998), 1802 freedom now (2004) and Lost Heritage (2009). His last films are Slave and Courtesan and Summer in Provence, shot in the south of France.

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