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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family, and ultimately her life. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board's Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
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Part of Bijou Film Board's Horizons series.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"A poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, emodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her." - Miami Herald

"White Material is unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"This haunting drama by Claire Denis burns with a mute fear and rage at the ongoing atrocities in central Africa." - Chicago Reader

A fearless French woman attempts to run her family's coffee plantation in an unnamed African coutnry. Torn violently apart by hate-fueled civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns against the foreign family, declaring them outlaws in their new home. In a brash effort to save her family and livelihood, she risks everything, fighting with every shred of her will to buck the rebel forces wrestling for control of local power.