Daresalam

Director: Serge Issa Coelo
Country: Chad
Year: 2000
Running Time: 105 min.
Language: French and Arabic

Koni and Djimi, friends since childhood, are living a peaceful life in their native village when, outraged by the army exaction and crimes, they decide to join the rebel FRAP (Revolutionary Front of Popular Army). War will alter their destinies forever.

About the Director

Issa Serge Coelo

issa_serge_coeloBiography: Issa Serge Coelo was born in 1967 in Chad. He studied history in Paris and film at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) as a film director. Issa Serge Coelo started working as a cameraman for French TV channels M6, France 3, TV5 and CFI before working as a director on Un taxi pour Aouzou which won awards in many festivals and was nominated at the Césars (the French Oscars) in 1997. Coelo made his first feature film, Daresalam, in 2000.

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Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Un taxi pour Aouzou [A Taxi for Aouzou] (1996);
Daresalam (2001, 2002).

Filmography:
Clip-clap (Date unknown);
Un taxi pour Aouzou [A Taxi for Aouzou] (1994);
Dans les sables de Bourème (1995);
L’Auberge du Sahel (1998);
Kaya Man (1999);
Daresalam (2000);
Maiguida (2003);
Prie Dieu pour ne pas être riche parmi les pauvres (2006);
Tartina City [N’djamena City] (2007).