Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Traces, Empreintes De Femmes / Traces, Woman’s Imprints
  • Director: Katy Lèna Ndiaye,Burkina Faso / Senegal,2003,52 min
  • Languages: Kasem and French
  • Three grandmothers attempt to pass their knowledge of the exclusively feminine art of mural paintings to their granddaughter who has left the village to study. Traces is an exquisitely filmed meditation on transmission, education and memory in the context of …
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  • Touki-Bouki
  • Director: Djibril Diop Mambety,Senegal,1973,85 min
  • Languages: French
  • Mory and his girlfriend, Anta, are African cousins of the outlaw couples in “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Pierrot le Fou” when their desperate search for money to immigrate to France takes them on a picturesque journey through Dakar.

  • Toubab Bi
  • Director: Moussa Toure,Senegal,1991,100 min
  • Languages: French
  • In Toubab Bi, Soriba Samb leaves Senegal for the first time to travel to Paris where he discovers not only a new world, but also an old friend who has lost his soul there. The little knowledge Soriba Samb has …
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  • Totor
  • Director: Daniel Kamwa,Cameroon, 1994, 90 min
  • This delightful film is a marvelous African variation on themes from Huckleberry Finn, and Night of the Hunter. A little boy of ten named Mentse escaped from a burning hut, pursued by a man who claims to be his father. …
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