Friday July 22 / Free Outdoor Screening of MANDABI
Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of Senegalese French movie MANDABI (LE MANDAT) by Ousmane Sembebe. The event will take place this Friday July 22 at 8:30pm in Riverside Park! #FilmsontheGreen
DATE: Friday July 22, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Riverside Park - Pier I at 70th Street, Upper West Side
Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and Summer on the Hudson 

Film in Wolof with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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MANDABI (The Money Order) 
Directed by Ousmane Sembène, 1968, 1h31, Senegal-France
With Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang, Ynousse N’Diaye 

Based on the novel Le Mandat by the director himself (1965). 

After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans while he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head.


From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!


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