Film: Shokran Toni
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center, 253C
In September 2011 the novelist Toni Morrison published a letter as a reflection to a Youtube video of a Sudanese woman being lashed for an unknown moral crime. The director and her friends decided to make this film to thank Toni Morrison, and to bring attention to the violation of Sudanese women by the militant Islamic regime. Due to government restrictions on filming in public places and the security risk for those involved, the film uses both original and stock footage. It is the first film for the director, cast and crew and many professionals donated their time and skills for free.
This film is being presented as part of Saint Louis University's Atlas Program in partnership with the Sixth Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship in African/African American Studies of the International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.