Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration
Introduced by Aboubakar Sanogo, Carleton University
Hondo’s first feature film, Soleil Ô is a searing commentary on the treatment of immigrants and France’s colonialist legacy. Based on Hondo’s own migrant experience, the drama follows a group of Africans in Paris who become disillusioned by the racism that keeps them from opportunity and instead in a series of dead-end jobs. Shot on a less-than-shoestring budget, this imaginative, criminally underseen work is stylistically in keeping with films then emerging from New Wave movements around the world. (98 mins., DCP)
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Med Hondo at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.
This screening is presented in partnership with The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State, a Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot project. For more information visit