Carthage Film Days (JCC) is an opportunity for two documentaries in Senegal in a short film entitled "Kedougou" and "Silence" to solve memory and political problems. Confiscated history or tools.
The first of two documentaries of the issue, which lasted for 26 minutes, was screened at the ABC movie theater in Tunis.
Former Prime Minister Mamadou Dia, former Prime Minister of Senegal, returns to Senegal's political history by filming prisons in jail in Kedougou, southeast of the Senegal Far East.
The main scene of the film shows a room with discolored walls, it is yellow and old, and it collapses with age. The table on the day of the visit always displays "Wednesday – Sunday and Public Holidays".
In December 1962, Mamadou Dia, a voice from a lifelong film about Senegal's political events, spent ten years.
This year's political crisis was mainly against Mamadou Dia, President of Léopold Sédar Senghor, who is regarded as the father of Senegal independence. It was the end of the two prime ministerial regimes and the beginning of the presidential regime.
"If we do not have the madness and selfishness of this part about everything that happens to us today, Léopold Sédar Senghor in December 1962, our dependence can be avoided (…), which I can not forget that I can not forgive "Said the former president of the board after his release.
A new tenant is now squatting down the prison, completely ignoring the case, and now regulating the fate of Senegal.
The entrance and exit of Ibrahima Gadjigo, the tenant in question, will be highlighted by Mamadou Dia, even if the image does not appear on the screen. The image of Léopold Sédar Senghor is proposed as a watermark.
Director Mamadou Khouma Guèye photographed this opportunity as a pure opportunity, but without ignoring this unique story, he is also a skilled historian with a master's degree in the field at the Cheikh Anta Diop (Ucad) University of Dakar University. .
In addition to preparing speeches as a reminiscence tool, Guèye's documentary raises questions about heritage management and past relationships in Senegal, just like in other African countries.
In addition to the documentary "Kédougou" released in 2017, filmmakers in Senegal saw movies inspired by the web documentary "Saraba" (2017) and "Penc-mi" dedicated to migrants. citizen.
The bishop talks about his participation in the JCC, an ideal forum to discuss, discuss and criticize "Kedougou" for the future.
"Silence" is another round of Senegal shorts running around the word, but "this one is confiscated," says his boss, Pope Abdoulaye Seck.
He returned within three minutes of the vote on the sponsorship law, an amendment to the election law approved by the National Assembly in a highly competitive atmosphere.
The film insists on the streets vacated by the power of the barricade, which is maintained by an enormous force of order to prevent blaming, especially around Senegal and the University of Dakar.
"It's a form of suppressing the voice of the citizens, a common citizen's feeling," says the filmmaker.
And to illustrate his point, Seck shows it before Hemicycle. Hemicycle is a place where a pair of hands tie a sword.
Pope Abdoulaye Seck calms the moment of intense tension by reading David Diop's poem with a calm voice contrasted with the dramatic tone of the film.
"I do not want to limit myself to this activism because I am not my role as an artist, it's about ringing a wandering alarm," Seck insisted.
He is participating in a much bigger project titled "Youth 221" and "Youth 221" has asked youths to "understand what the future will be like," he said.
A young filmmaker trained at the School of Visual Arts in Marrakesh, Morocco, already has the school's best film "Sagar" (2015) (Fespaco) at the Panagrican Festival of Cinema and Television in Ouagadougou.
There is also Yakar, a film dedicated to immigrant life in Morocco in 2018.
The third Senegal film "Meet My Father", run by Alassane Diago, will be screened at the documentary Carthage Film Days.