Ciné-dimanche X Black Movie: The river is not a border

Decolonisation, gender and sustainability: a film cycle that addresses three important and current societal issues. Auditorium. Sunday 22 January 2023, from 15:30 to 18:00.

Le fleuve n'est pas une frontière

MEG and the Black Movie Festival join forces for Sunday movies.

MEG's Sunday films continue for a season around three essential and current notions: decolonisation, gender and sustainability.

Documentary, fiction and animation films addressing these themes will be screened free of charge in the Museum's Auditorium on several Sundays each month.

In 1989, after a clash near the border between Mauritanian herders and Senegalese farmers, there was an incredible escalation of racist violence in both countries. These events resulted in thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of refugees. Alassane Diago is organising an agora bringing together witnesses and victims to tell their stories and, above all, to go back to the sources of the tensions in order to exorcise this history that haunts both peoples and continues to stir up hatred. Unsurprisingly, colonisation and its dismantling are part of the spectrum of responsibilities... So, is a beginning of reconciliation possible?

The screening will be followed by a meeting with the director, Alassane Diago.

In collaboration with and as part of the Black Movie Festival.

Film in VO with french subtitles.

Excerpt from the film

Speaker :

  • Alassane Diago: Born in 1985 in Agname Lidoubé, a Fulani village in the north-east of Senegal, Alassane Diago studied philosophy and became passionate about writing at an early age, which later led him to realise his dream of becoming a director. Participating in the shooting of several films, he followed a training in audiovisual at the Media Center in Dakar in 2007. In 2010, he directed his first feature-length documentary Les larmes de l'émigration and won the Best Documentary Award, Casa Africa Award at the Tarifa African Film Festival (Spain) and the Best Documentary Award at the Festival international du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium). He is now a regular at the Black Movie Festival: this is his third film to be presented.

Moderated by MEG and Black Movie.