• Feb 12, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2023



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, Forgiveness” 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.

Directed by Christian Lara, 2019, 85 minutes, France, Drama, French with English subtitles


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