Aya of Yop City

Director: Clement Oubrerie and Marguerite Abouet
Countries: France
Year: 2012
Running Time: 85 min.
Language: French

Aya, a 19 year old girl lives with her parents in Yop City, a neighborhood in Abidjian. She spends time with her best friends Adjoua and Bintou. While Adjoua and Bintou like to spend her evenings dancing, drinking and flirting, Aya would like to become a doctor. Trouble starts when Adjoua realizes she is pregnant by Moussa who is the spoiled son of one of the richest and most feared men in the whole country.

About the Director

Clement Oubrerie

Biography: Clément Oubrerie was born in Paris in 1966, educated in art at the Penninghen Art School and stayed in the USA for two years before he began his career as an artist. He has worked as an
illustrator for publishers like Hachette, Mango, Gallimard, Albin Michel and Nathan since the early 1990s. He also works as a 3D animator, among others on the Canal+ series Les Moot-Moots, and on his own film Anna Gavalda. Between 2005 and 2010, he worked with the Ivorian writer Marguerite Abouet on Aya of Yop City, a comical series about everyday life in 1970s Abidjan, the capitol of Ivory Coast, published by Gallimard.

(Source: https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oubrerie_clement.htm)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Aya of Yop City (2014). 

Aya of Yop City (2012).