FIFIIRE IN CUBALLO COUNTRY
by Mame Woury Thioubou
SENEGAL - 2018 - 112 MINUTES
I belong to a traditional fishing people from the Senegal River valley. My people have always chased crocodiles and hippos from the river using mystical formulas. Today, with the changes affecting the river, the crocodiles have disappeared; mine are only fishermen and there are not many fish left. On the ruins of these mystical beliefs and the warlike exploits of our ancestors, still carried by the song of the Pékaan, the lives of the inhabitants of my neighborhood are mired in poverty. A hope remains carried by the epic gesture of the women who could reseed the river.
The films of the caravan
FOPICA (Film and Audiovisual Industry Promotion Fund)
Canadian International Documentary Festival
In 2019: Saint-Louis Documentary Film Festival - Saint Louis (Senegal) - Panorama Senegal