World Cinema Day: “Totem”

Barrymore Theater: 2090 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
April 5, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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In conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF), the Wisconsin International Resource Consortium will be hosting World Cinema Day, bringing middle and high school educators and students to Madison for a free showing of an acclaimed and newly-released international film.

This year’s feature film will be Totem. There will be an introduction of the film prior to the showing and a Q&A session after the screening is over. You can register for this year’s event below.

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About Totem

Ten-year-old Ama is the daughter of Senegalese asylum seekers. Rotterdam, where she has lived her whole life, feels like home. Ama’s life is changed when her mother and brother are brought into the police station for questioning and possible deportation. Ama sets off on a journey to find her father and avoid deportation herself. It is during this unexpected adventure that she uncovers the truth about where she comes from and who she is, thanks in part to her new companion, an extraordinary totem animal: a gigantic porcupine. You can view the trailer here.