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Camp De Thiaroye 

When: Mon., May 21, 7-9 p.m. 2018
Phone: 412-435-1110
Email: info@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org
Price: FREE
www.alphabetcity.org
Camp De Thiaroye is based on a true story that was covered up by the French colonial regime until this film by Ousmane Sembène. In 1944, after defeating the Nazis and liberating Paris in World War II, a group of African soldiers—from all over West Africa—reported to a transit camp near Dakar. Many of the soldiers were prisoners of war of the Germans following the fall of France in 1940, eager to return home at last. But after the welcoming ceremonies in Dakar, the soldiers were marched into what amounted to yet another P.O.W. camp. A protest

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