A single word

  • Une simple parole
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 63 (in minutes)

In our family, one of the last guardians of genealogy is our grandmother Diogo Penda Sarr. She knows the deeds of ancestors and precious name of the lineage. According to the poet Senghor, one died a death which can not pronounce the name. She came to us during the agony of our mother and close ties have developed between us. She began to send us the floor in this period of our lives so obscure.

This speech is threatened. In the family, we are the second generation of writing. That will continue to sing the line? To fight against the destruction of this ancient word, we decided to move from oral tradition to tradition filmed.

A film by Khady SYLLA & Mariama SYLLA FAYE

Sénégal / Qatar, 2014, Documentarye, 1h03 minutes, HD

Penda Diogo Sarr
Doudou Dieye Anta Sarr
Khady et Mariama Sylla

Direction : Khady and Mariama Sylla
Screenplay & dialogues : Khady and Mariama Sylla
Image : Joris Lachaise
Editing : Rodolphe Respaud et Joris Lachaise
Sound : Rassoul Sow
Mixage : Grace Brow
Laboratory : Film Factory

Producer : Guiss Guiss Commmunication (Senegal)
Co-producer : Aljazeera Documentary (Qatar)

Distribution and sales : Guiss Guiss Communication


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Une simple parole



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