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Senegal, France / 70’ / HD

Alternating literary excerpts about women and impressions of traveling through Africa, this film raises the issue of African women’s sexuality.

Born in Dakar, she pursued her studies in Senegal (Média Centre de Dakar), France (FEMIS) and Germany (Filmakademie) through an ERODOC training programme. Angèle Diabang is the director of films such as Mon beau sourire, Sénégalaises et Islam and Yadé Codou, la griotte de Senghor, among others. Although “it is not a form of activism”, as she says herself, the reality of the African woman features in the large majority of her films. Her next project, titled: Une si longue lettre, a film adaptation of the novel by Mariama Bâ, discusses the theme of polygamy from a female point of view and was selected in La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes in 2014. She is also the forerunner of Karoninka, a production company founded in 2006, which has released 12 films from countries such as Mali, Togo, Cape Verde, Congo and Senegal and is enjoying growing recognition from the different festival screenings and awards it has received.

Set up in Dakar, Senegal, in 2006, Karoninka wants to encourage African visions of the continent’s realities. Full of vibrant stories, Africa is moving thanks to an open-minded and dynamic youth. Its African roots commit Karoninka to be open to cultures from all over the world; going for singular stories about life. Major channels and international festivals have broadcasted Karoninka’s productions.

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