Screening of Atlantics (2019) & Q&A with Composer Fatima Al Qadiri


Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:45pm

This is a show tune, but the show hasn’t been written for it yet (TDM 169SC) invites you to join a free screening of Atlantics (2019) followed by a Q&A with Composer Fatima Al Qadiri.

RSVP HERE. Open to all!

12:10pm: Screening of Atlantics (2019)
2-2:45pm: Q&A with Fatima Al Qadiri
Screening & Q&A links will be sent to those who RSVP.

Atlantics is also available for streaming on Netflix. Participants are encouraged to watch the film prior to the Q&A.

This event is generously supported by the Arts & Humanities Dean's Office.


After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits. While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose - to be with his Ada one last time. Watch the trailer.


Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti music producer and artist, currently residing in Los Angeles. She has released music as a solo artist on Hyperdub, Tri Angle, UNO NYC and Fade to Mind, and as a member of the group Future Brown on Warp. Al Qadiri is also a member of the Gulf-based collective GCC, whose work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Berlin Bienniale and Sharjah Art Foundation. In 2019, Al Qadiri scored the debut feature film by Mati Diop, 'Atlantics'. The film won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, while Al Qadiri also received a César nomination for Best Original Score.