Claremont, Calif. (March 12, 2019) – Award-winning film director, screenwriter, producer, composer and painter Moussa Sene Absa will deliver the 2019 Sandra and Stephen L. Glass Humanities Lecture at Pitzer College on April 9, 2019. On April 8 at 7 p.m., Absa’s 2010 documentary film Yoole (The Sacrifice) will be screened followed by an open discussion. His talk, “Niit Nitka” (“Enlightening Humanity”), will be on April 9 at 4:15 p.m. Both events will be in Benson Auditorium.
Moussa Sene Absa is a Senegalese film director, screenwriter, producer, composer and painter whose stories address a wide breadth of life experience and hardships for characters in Dakar, Senegal. Known for his films, music and documentaries, he is also a prominent artist whose works are exhibited in Senegal, Europe and North America. A few films by Moussa include Madame Brouette, Tableau Ferraille, and Teranga Blues. Moussa’s films have received awards at the Paris Film Festival, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film and Ouagadougou Panafrican Film, Television Festival and more.
Pitzer College’s Stephen and Sandra Glass Annual Humanities Lecture showcases leading international figures in the humanities, enriching the cultural life of The Claremont Colleges community. The annual Glass Humanities Lecture, made possible by the support of Nancy Rose Bushnell ’69 and her late husband, David P. Bushnell, is named in honor of John A. McCarthy Professor Emeritus of Classics Stephen L. Glass, one of the Pitzer’s 11 founding faculty members, and his wife, Sandra Glass.