Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>24, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Cheick Oumar SISSOKO

This is the modem African city, where the begging poor impinge on the success of the Senegalese tourist industry, and yet, ironically, fulfil a necessary function for devout Muslims offering alms to the poor in exchange for personal wealth. The amusingly agitated Minister of Public Health and Sanitation imposes a new way of eliminating the problem. Kéba, his neurotic assistant, is given the job of organizing extreme military action against the poor and homeless, and shipping them out to a village in the country. Such violence, mirrored by news reports of African immigrants being beaten in Paris, generates opposition, particularly from Saar, the socially aware and militant daughter of the Minister, who attempts to poiiticize and organize action among the ghetto poor with surprising results. While plotting his Machiavellian plan, the Minister never considered having to beg the poor to return to the city streets from which he evicted them. And the beggars never counted on making so much money from their forced eviction !


  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Titre international
  • Scénario
    Josly Barnes, d'après le romain "La grève des Bàttu" d'Aminata Sow Fall
  • Photo
    Geary MCLEOD
  • Montage
  • Son
    Maguette SALLA, Florent LAVALLÉE
  • Musique
    Angélique KIDJO
  • Interprétation
    Isaach DE BANKOLÉ, Félicité WOUASSI, Makena DIOP, Boubacar GUIRO, Danny GLOVER
  • Production
    Emet Films
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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