Fary the Donkey / Fary L’anesse

Director: Mansour Sora Wade
Country: Senegal
Year: 1988
Running Time: 20 min
Language: Wolof

When Serigne Ibra finally decides to get married, he declares that his future bride must not only be a ravishing beauty, but also must not have any kind of scar or blemish on her body. Unhappily, none of the women in the village meet his criteria, until one day a mysterious woman suddenly appears.

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).