Director: SAFI FAYE

97 minutes, Burkina Faso, 1997, Subtitled, Colour, DVD

Safi Faye, Africa’s first black female filmmaker to complete a feature, uses a gentle diary voice-over to tell the daily life of her village. The imagery is in beautiful black and white. Faye notices the steam and smoke coming off village huts, the evening sunlight, the rituals of cooking and working. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, white Europeans made anthropological films about Africa but this is the insider’s story – beautiful, honest and with its own sense of time.

Screening as part of Stories From Africa (October6th – 22nd).  

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