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Screening of Trouble Sleep (2020) with director Alain Kassanda

Still from Trouble Sleep
400 Fine Arts Building (Balcony Theater)
Cultural Event
Film Screening
Guest Lecture

Spoken-word artist, musician, and filmmaker Alain Kassanda was born in Democratic Republic of Congo and has lived in France since the age of 11. Trouble Sleep, its title drawn from the great Fela Kuti, follows two young taxi drivers as they navigate the crowded streets of Ibadan, Nigeria. An innovative city symphony that reveals the rules governing seeming chaos, Kassanda’s new  documentary has been featured at Visions du Réel, DOK Leipzig, and Open City Documentary Film Festival, among others. 

Kassanda’s visit to UGA is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Department of Romance Languages. Please contact Dr. Rachel Gabara at with any questions.

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