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Le Monologue de la muette

by Khady SYLLA & Charlie VAN DAMME


Why should the emancipation of some be had at the price of the submission of others?

It is while observing Amy, a young maid in Dakar from the Senegalese countryside, that Khady Sylla formulates this powerful and impassioned reflection, which resonates not only in the present of the film but across a broader span of African history. The film gives these often illiterate maids, who suffer the moral violence of their employers, a space for expression rarely opened to them. The mute girl of the title is Amy but also the image itself, a dumb image that only the voice of Khady Sylla – who speaks, distributes words and builds her many-voiced monologue – can awaken.


  • Titre français
    Le Monologue de la muette
  • Photo
    Charlie Van Damme
  • Montage
    Emmanuelle Baude
  • Son
    Gwenn Nicolay
  • Production
  • Ventes internationales
    Andana Films
  • Distribution
    Athénaïse :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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