In honor of our Golden Anniversary celebrating 50 Years of People-Powered Radio, KCSB announces “Popped Culture: Radio Goes to the Movies,” a free series of noteworthy motion pictures that feature radio as a key element. On Thursday, February 23rd at 8pm, in UCSB’s Embarcadero Hall, KCSB will present the famed Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s final work, Moolaadé.


Set in a small African village, Moolaadé illustrates the power of collective action in opposition to the purification rituals of female circumcision, and the role of women’s self-empowerment.

Ousmane Sembène’s entire body of work has been celebrated for its strong feminist consciousness. Despite its weighty subject matter, the buoyant Moolaadé places its action amid a colorful tapestry of village life and expands its narrative well beyond the bounds of straightforward realism. Radio ends up playing a rather pivotal role in the film as well.


KCSB “Radio Goes to the Movies” with 2004 Cannes prize winner Moolaadé this coming Thursday, February 23rd, 8pm, in Embarcadero Hall — which is located at 935 Embarcadero del Norte in Isla Vista. Doors open at 730pm. This event is free and open to the public.


The calendar for our entire “Popped Culture” series will be announced shortly. For more information, call 805.893.3757.