Restored master from the original negative
The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young man in love decides to go in search of water to save the girl from a tragic end. But when he returned with good news, it's too late. The genie had his satisfaction and Toula has already disappeared in the holy swamp.
Adapted from a story wrote by Boubou Hama.
Co-directed Anna Shöering (Germany) and Moustapha Alassane (Niger)
Original Title: Toula ou le génie des eaux
Niger, 1973, color, 76'
Solange Delanne, Isaa Bania, Parfait Kondo, Sotigui Kouyaté, Damouré Zika
Director: Moustapha Alassane
1st Black Americans Films Festival.
New York, December 1977.
Versions: Original Version and subtitled in English