In the 1998 film "Pieces of Identity," Mani Kongo, king of a rural area of the Bakongo, travels to Belgium in search of his daughter with whom he has not been in contact for a long time. As he negotiates traveling from a rural area in the Congo to Kinshasa and then Brussels, we learn about issues of identity and experiences of prejudice in a European society.
"Pieces of Identity" is part of the Center for Black Diaspora’s Winter Quarter film series "Cinema: Transnational Subjects, African & Black Diaspora Immigrant Experiences." The films cover a wide scope of discussion on the diaspora in little known places like Iran as well as the migration to places in Europe and the Americas.
Recorded Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at DePaul University.