Toula or the genie of the Waters

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv

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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'

Language: French

Cast
Solange Delanne, Isaa Bania, Parfait Kondo, Sotigui Kouyaté, Damouré Zika

Director: Moustapha Alassane


Awards
Sidney Award's
1st Black Americans Films Festival.
New York, December 1977.


Versions: Original Version and subtitled in English

Distributor: MARFILMES
(www.marfilmes.com)

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