College Jury Award
AQCC Critics Award - First Feature
Festival international de cinéma Vues d'Afrique à Montréal - 2020
Prix Découverte au Festival international du film francophone de Namur - 2019
IndieLisboa International Film Festival - 2020
Best First Feature Film & Golden Leopard - Locarno International Film Festival - 2019
FIPRESCI Award - Luxor African Film Festival - 2019
Tokara wants to marry his cousin, the beautiful Nafi, bringing their fathers into conflict with one another. The youngest brother is a high-ranking clergyman, the other a candidate for Mayor of the small town in the northeast of Senegal where the film takes place. Initially, their fraternal struggle seems to be all about the happiness of their children, but gradually it transpires that the children are pawns in a bitter dispute about tradition, progress and the true nature of Islam. Can their family ties help them overcome these ideological differences?
Direction & Screenplay
Mamadou Dia is a Senegalese director and director of photography based in New York where he completed his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts, (NYU) in 2017. Shaped by this training and his experience working as a video-journalist for over eight years across the African continent, his stories explore the fine balance between fiction and fact, narrative and documentary.
Maba Ba, Mamadou Dia, Mohamed Julien Ndao
Saikou Lo, Alassane Sy, Penda Daly Sy