MURDER IN THE CASSAVA PATCH
a film adaptation of the classic Liberian novel
Date: July 27, 2012
Venue: North Hennepin Community College, Fine Arts Theater
7411 85th Avenue North; Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Time: 5:30P – 8:30P
Attire: Semi-formal or Traditional African
Light Hors d’oeuvres Reception, Performances, and
Post-Screening Q & A with Director Yor-El Francis
To watch the movie trailer and learn more, visit:
The movie is rated PG-13.
“Murder in the Cassava Patch” is a mystery about the murder of a young woman (Tene) whose beloved husband (Gortokai) is the accused killer. He is imprisoned but a mystery masks the circumstances of her death. The film is set against the backdrop of prewar Liberia and based on the classic 1968 novel by Bai T. Moore.
This first screening of the film in the United States will be the culmination of events celebrating the 165th anniversary of Liberia’s independence (July 26). The Twin Cities is home to the largest concentration of Liberians outside of Africa.
Liberian Women’s Initiatives-MN (LiWIM), North Hennepin Community College, Tru Ruts, African Roots Connections on KMOJ Radio, Mshale newspaper