Aida Souka

Director: Mansour Sora Wade
Country: Senegal
Year: 1992
Running Time: 16 min.
Language: French and Wolof

Kine is a “disquette,” a young trendy girl, who is initiated into the art of seduction by a “dryanké,” a woman who is an expert in this art. Aida Souka is a journey through the perfumes, strategies, and jewels that Senegalese women use to seduce their men.

About the Director

Mansour Sora Wade

Biography: Mansour Sora Wade was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1952. After majoring in film studies at the University of Paris, he worked with various cultural agencies before beginning a career in 1976 directing television films. Among his films are Fary l’anesse and Aida Souka. His splendid Picc Mi won the 1993 Prix Afrique en Creation and Prix de la Paix at FESPACO. His film, The Price of Forgiveness, won seven awards at film festivals around the world.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Fary, l’anesse (1993, 1988);
Aida Souka (1994, 2001);
Picc Mi (1994, 2001);
The Price of Forgiveness [Ndeysaan] (2002).

Filmography:
Fary, l’anesse (1988);
Aida Souka (1992);
Picc Mi (1992);
The Price of Forgiveness [Ndeysaan] (2001);
Fire of Mansaré (2009).