Chan Centre Connects

I Bring What I Love (film screening)

Thu Nov 05 2015 7pm
The Cinematheque

Presented by the Chan Centre in partnership with The Cinematheque 

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Running time: 102 minutes

An audience sensation at film festivals worldwide, I Bring What I Love takes you behind the scenes and into the world of Africa’s most famous musician: Youssou N’Dour. This never-before-told story follows N’Dour at a turning point in his life and career, as he releases his most personal and controversial album, Egypt. But the singer’s hope for promoting a more tolerant face of Islam erupts in scandal and outrage in his native country that rejects the album and denounces it as blasphemous.

Part explosive documentary, part stirring drama, I Bring What I Love is an unforgettable musical journey with an artist whose courage and conviction shook the music industry and ultimately awakened the world.

I Bring What I Love opens the door to a life filled with hope that began humbly, with a respect for his family’s storytelling tradition and the desire to share his joy of music, and rose to become one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. From generations of griots, comes a messenger for our time – Youssou N’Dour.

“A singer with a voice so extraordinary that the history of Africa seems locked inside it.” – Rolling Stone

“Inspiring. A stirring story of an artist and a hero.” – Jeffrey Lyons, NBC’s Reel Talk

Thu Nov 5 2015 7pm
The Cinematheque