Reception of the Film

Posted: July 2, 2012 by phermc10 in Awards

Film Director:  DANI KOUYATE 


What does the director have to say??

During an interview in 1995, Director Dani Kouyate reflected on the experience and commenting on traditional society, saying:

“Sometimes when you don’t know where you’re heading, you have to return to where you came from in order to think things over before continuing your journey. Today, with all the things happening to her, Africa has trouble finding which direction to take—modernity, tradition, or some other road. We are not really capable of digesting all these things. We don’t know who we are, and we don’t know where we are going. We are between two things. Between our traditions and our modernity.” (Baaz, Maria Eriksson; Palmberg, Mai (2001), Same and Other: Negotiating African Identity in Cultural Production, Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, ISBN 91-7106-477-X, OCLC 48025721)

This film also received Best First Film Prize from the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) and was awarded the Junior Prize at the Cannes Film Festival (Gugler, Josef (2003), African Film: Re-Imagining a Continent, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-21643-5,OCLC 52520253)



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