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Stamford's Avon Theatre Hosts Pair of Congolese Movies

The Avon Theatre is presenting two Congolese movies are Prince Loseno and Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women on Thursday. Pictured is a photo from Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women.
The Avon Theatre is presenting two Congolese movies are Prince Loseno and Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women on Thursday. Pictured is a photo from Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Avon Theatre is presenting two Congolese movies are Prince Loseno and Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women on Thursday. Pictured is a photo from Prince Loseno.
The Avon Theatre is presenting two Congolese movies are Prince Loseno and Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women on Thursday. Pictured is a photo from Prince Loseno. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn., -- The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich presents a pair of films Thursday night as part of the Mois de la Francophonie 2016.

The two Congolese movies are Prince Loseno and Mukwege: The Doctor Who Saves Women.

This evening’s presentation includes a pre-film reception in the lobby at 7 p.m., followed by two short films at 7:30 p.m., and a post-film Q&A with Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo, and Nelson Walker of True-Walker Production.

Prince Loseno is a stop-motion animated film directed by Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto that follows the story of King Ngolo who is troubled by the infertility of his three wives. The 29-minute film is in French with English subtitles.

MUKWEGE, THE DOCTOR WHO SAVES WOMAN, directed by Angele Diabang, is the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominated surgeon Denis Mukwege. For fifteen years Dr. Mukwege has been conducting operations on female victims of sexual violence, in a hospital he founded himself in the Congo. The film offers vivid accounts of the resilience and determination of Congolese women to not be defined by the crimes committed against them. The 52-minute long movie is in French and Swahili.

Neither movie is rated.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: Free. Members & AFG: $7. Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12. Visit www.avontheatre.org for tickets.

The theatre is located at 272 Bedford St. The Box Office: (203) 967-3660

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