Anissoroma, My Friends
a film by Christian von der Heyden, 52'"In 1978, I travelled for the first time in West Africa. More than a quarter of century later, I’m going back there, trying to find the people who had a strong influence on the young man I was back then..."
"Many things have changed. I meet Dade again, a wise man living in the Sahel desert. He's been blind for ten years, and welcomes me as a son. We talk about Chekene, one of his sons who left for Paris and whom he hasn't heard from for a long time. He asks me to find him…"
This film is a story of an African family, in two worlds: one in Africa with its traditions and hopes, the other one in Europe with its dreams and disappointments.
PLEASE NOTE : WE HAVE AN ENGLISH SUBTITLED VERSION AVAILABLE.
|Technical data :|
|camera||Christian von der Heyden|
|sound||Christian von der Heyden|
|translations||Safiatou Traoré, Irène Arthur
|a coproduction||dora films / Cagifragilis|
|grants||Agence culturelle d'Alsace,|
|Drac, Ministère de la Culture|
|festivals||Ecrans du Réel Le Mans France 2007 / FIFAI La Réunion 2008/ Quintessence - Festival International du Film de Ouidah Bénin 2009 : price for best documentary film/ Fespaco 2009 out of competition|
© dora films / Cagifragilis 2007