Has God Forsaken Africa?

Director: Musa Dieng Kala
Country: Senegal and Canada
Year: 2007
Running Time: 52 min
Language: French and Wolof

In this feature documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to Dakar, where he grew up, and asks this painful question: has God forsaken Africa? The answer is bitter. As he films 5 young adults seeking to immigrate to the West at any cost, the filmmaker discovers the helplessness of individuals faced with international indifference and the apathy of the leaders of a society emptied of its resources and incapable of meeting its needs.

About the Director

Musa Dieng Kala

Biography: Musa Dieng Kala was born and raised in Senegal. He managed Youssou N’Dour’s recording studio in Dakar from 1991 to 1993. During this period, Musa produced many video clips. In 1993 he emigrated to Montreal in Canada where he was educated in filmmaking and where he discovered his talent as a singer. In addition, he has directed several films including Borom Touba (2001), Le Serviteur privilégié du prophète (2007), and Dieu a-t-il quitté l’Afrique ? [Has God Forsaken Africa?] (2007).

(Source: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/persons/musa-dieng-kala/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Dieu a-t-il quitté l’Afrique ? [Has God Forsaken Africa?] (2010).

Filmography:
Borom Touba (2001);
Le Serviteur privilégié du prophète (2007);
Dieu a-t-il quitté l’Afrique ? [Has God Forsaken Africa?] (2007).