• Niiwam
© DR
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1991
Format : Feature
Running time : 88 (in minutes)

Harrowing story of a man who is forced to travel on a public bus with the body of his dead infant daughter in order to bury her. A tragic tale about a husband and wife's trip from rural Senegal, to Dakar to take their sick two-year-old daughter to a hospital. The distraught parents are unable to buy the medication necessary to save the child's life, and she dies shortly after she is admitted. The father, in order to comply with burial custom (which requires the body to be buried immediately), is forced to travel on a bus with the body of his daughter to get her to the city cemetery. While riding on the bus the man reflects on the isolated, petty lives of city dwellers. An unusual film - based on a novel by Ousmane Sembene Country: Senegal Director: Clarence Thomas Delgado Cast: Rama Thiam, Samba Wane Producer: Clarence Thomas Delgado Language: Wolof with English Sub-titles Length: 80 min Year: 1988 FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS 1991 | Amiens International Film Festival * OCIC Award


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