Dates :
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 52 minutes
In French
Films, In connection with : From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present
Les dieux sont à vendre 

France, Michel Brent, 2008, 52 min. 
*Narrated by Richard Bohringer

Each year, valuable African objects are illegally exported and sold secretly on the international art market. This documentary recounts, in alarming detail, the journey of a stolen ritual object of great significance. The important wooden fetish of the Dogon disappeared from the shrine where it had been conserved for centuries, only to reappear for sale at a Paris art gallery. Tracking the circumstances surrounding the theft and the motivations that led to its sale, the filmmaker reveals the investigation carried out in Mali’s Dogon region. 

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General public: $5
VIP: $4