Bon voyage, Sim

  • Bon voyage, Sim
Genre : Political
Type : Animation
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1966
Format : Short
Running time : 7 (in minutes)

Unassuming and elegant, Bon Voyage is a humorous comment on extravagant leadership in poor countries.
Sim, president of "Toad Republic", sets off on a visit to the president of a neighbouring country.

Moustapha Alassane from Niger is cited as the father of Sub-Saharan animation. This animation made in 1966 is a charming narrative of the politician frog Sim who travels to neighboring countries in the midst of all the pomp and ceremony surrounding a presidential trip. A humoristic take on African politics post-independence, this animation is a key film within the history of the animated form on the continent.

Niger, 1966

Running Time: 5'
Original Version: French
Animated/ Written by: Moustapha Alassane, Niger
Produced by: Moustapha Alassane


Enkelt och elegant om en padd-president i padd-folkets land. Bon Voyage är en humoristisk kommentar om det extravaganta ledarskap som ofta finns i länder där majoriteten av befolkningen lever i fattigdom.

Regissören: Moustapha Alassane

1966, Niger, 5 min

Source: CinemAfrica 2011, Stockholm


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