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Short Film Competition 18+

Seeking Aline

Rokhaya Marieme Balde
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In the 1940s, Aline Sitoe Diatta united the Senegalese people against colonial extortion. She was sent to prison for her political activities, where she died of an illness soon afterwards. Rokhaya Marieme Balde is seeking Aline, or rather looking for an actor to play the leading role in a film about the events of the 1940s. Instead of a historical reconstruction, we witness a participatory practice in which ordinary people are able to live through the history of the anticolonial movement.

Rokhaya Marieme Balde began her studies at Sup’imax (Higher Institute of Digital Arts and Crafts) in Dakar and finished her bachelor’s degree in directing at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). Seeking Aline is her graduation film.

Rokhaya Marieme Balde began her studies at Sup’imax (Higher Institute of Digital Arts and Crafts) in Dakar and finished her bachelor’s degree in directing at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). Seeking Aline is her graduation film.

Year:
2020
Country:
Switzerland, Senegal
Length:
27'
Language:
Diola, Wolof, French
Subtitles:
English, Russian
Director:
Rokhaya Marieme Balde
Producer:
Nicolas Vadimoff
Camera:
Nicolas Gallardo
Production:
Haute école d'art et de design – Genève
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