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Filmfest DC - The African Doctor

Run Time: 94 Minutes

The African Doctor

Julien Rambaldi

France, 2016

Thanks to charming performances by Mark Zinga and Aïssa Maïga, The African Doctor is an endearing and beautifully crafted feel-good film about exclusion, resilience, and perseverance. In 1975, the mayor of Marly-Gomont wants to be re-elected and needs to find a doctor for the small French village. He decides on Seyolo Zantoko (Zinga), a highly skilled, recently graduated doctor of Congolese descent. Zantoko seizes the opportunity with both hands and leaves for Marly-Gomont with his wife (Maïga) and two children. When they arrive at the village, the locals are scared out of their minds; they have never before seen black people and don’t want anything to do with them. Although he struggles with his family to integrate in the rural village, Zantoko is nonetheless determined to win the residents’ trust—and ultimately becomes one of the most respected doctors in the area.—World Cinema Amsterdam

 

 

In French with English Subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The African Doctor
Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie  
Door Time: 8:30 PM
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015