An Alé

An Alé
Genre : Biography
Type : Docu-drama
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 1990
Format : Feature
Running time : 70 (in minutes)

Toto Bissainthe, phenomenal Haitian artist haunted by the deportation of her ancestors, sang her source a lot in Africa. The film enables her to meet, in Senegal, agents of the memory - griots, storytellers, painters, musicians - for a dialog of memory to memory, through words, music, dance. Around these exchanges, which could have taken place formerly and remain of a lively current event, the city of Dakar, with its today realities. Fugitive but evocative visions on the steps of a secret character who connects past and present, dead and alive, reality and fiction.

1990, 70 min, 16 mm / vidéo, docu-fiction

Scénario et Réalisation : Irène Lichtenstein
Français, Wolof, Créole sous-titré Français


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  • 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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