ENCOUNTERS 2023: Money Freedom: A Story Of The CFA Franc

Tue. Jun 27, 2023 at 7:00pm SAST
Price: R80.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Celebrating its 25 year as a festival, Encounters returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 23 June - 2 July. Tickets are R80. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.


Money Freedom: A Story Of The CFA Franc

Katy Lena Ndiaye | Senegal/France/Belgium | 2022 | 105 min

Money Freedom: A Story of the CFA Franc is a compelling and insightful documentary that delves into the contentious use of the CFA franc currency in West and Central Africa. Under the direction of Katy Lena Ndiaye, the film delves into the origins of the currency, its effects on the economies of African nations and the far-reaching political and social ramifications of its continued use. Through a combination of archival footage, interviews with economists, politicians and activists, as well as personal stories from people affected by the CFA franc, the film provides a sobering examination of the ongoing impact of colonialism on African nations, highlighting the significance of economic independence and sovereignty for these countries. Its themes, approach to storytelling and cultural relevance make it a timeless documentary about the role of economic systems in shaping the lives of African people and further suggests an a urgent call to action for Africans and the international community to take a critical look at the current global economic system and work towards a more just and equitable future for all.

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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