schedule

Wallay

featuring

Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Joséphine Kaboré,

When Ady, a thirteen-year-old boy living in the Lyon suburbs, gets out of hand, his father entrusts him to his uncle Amadao in a remote village in Burkina Faso. Ady is excited to visit the homeland—until he realizes that he is trapped there indefinitely, under his uncle’s strict rules, expected to act as a man. His eventual initiation to adulthood is subtle; under his loving grandmother’s guidance, his materialism is replaced by an appreciation for his roots.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • David Bouchet
Cinematographer
  • Martin Rit
Language
  • Dioula
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 84 mins
Source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series
Preceded By

Birth of Afrobeat

Opiyo Okeyo, United States, 2017

Tony Allen, a seventy-seven-year-old drummer, recounts how he and his partner, the legendary Fela Kuti, created the Afrobeat genre in Lagos, Nigeria.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 7 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series