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Aya of Yop City

 
 
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Dirs. Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie | 2012, 101min
In French with English subtitles

“An intriguing snapshot of West African life in the 1970s, with a vintage soundtrack to boot.”
—The Hollywood Reporter

Based on Marguerite Abouet’s popular graphic novel series about her life in 1970s post-colonial Cote d’Ivoire, this animated film chronicles the story of 19-year-old Aya and her friends Adjoua and Bintou, who live in the working-class neighborhood of Abidjian (renamed Yop City). While Aya would like to become a doctor one day, her friends are more interested in nightclubbing at the local maquis and hunting for a husband.

Proceeds from virtual screenings support African Film Festival, Inc., and BAM.

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