Also Known As: Il était une fois l’indépendance / Nziri Nin Kera Yeremahoronya Waati Ye
Director: Daouda Coulibaly
Countries: Mali / Senegal
Running Time: 21 min.
Following an African cinematic trend of retelling traditional oral stories through cinema, this film depicts the life of newlyweds Siré and Nama. Nama decides to make his home in a cave, where he will lead a hermit’s life and devote himself to God. One day, God sends an angel to Nama to thank him for being so devoted.