Vanishing (The)

  • Disparition (La)
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

One evening in 2012, my mother vanished.
The Vanishing retraces the dazzle and distress of my mother, a black Senegalese woman, Mariama. For half a century, she lived a stormy life, politically embedded in colonialism, racism and misogyny in both Africa and Europe.
Against all odds, she always chose liberty over submission and followed her own rules. With my camera, I'm going to track prints and threads she left behind.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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