The Cora Player / Le joueur de cora

Director: Cilia Sawadogo
Country: Canada
Year: 1996
Running Time: 7 min.
Language: English and French

In this animated short, a girl confronts the wrath of her father when she challenges tradition by falling in love with a boy from the griot caste.

About the Director

Cilia Sawadogo

Biography: Cilia Sawadogo studied communication, specializing in cinema animation at Concordia University in Montréal. She started her career in 1989, and made many cartoons for Sesame Street. She made her first animated film, La femme mariée à trios hommes, in 1993, for which she has won many awards. Her other animated films include L’Arrêt d’autobus / The Bus Stop and Naissance / Birth. In 1999, she directed her latest film, Le Joueur de cora. Sawadogo also produces video-clips, designs posters, and illustrates books.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
La femme mariée à trios hommes (1997);
Naissance (1997);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1997);
Le Joueur de cora (2004);
Christopher Changes His Name (2004).

La femme mariée à trios hommes (1993);
Naissance (1993);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1994);
Le Joueur de cora (1996);
Christopher Changes His Name (2000).