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International Programme 2014
Jikoo, a Wish Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus

A Senegalese National Park. Farmers whose harvests are destroyed by warthogs and an administration that protects the animals for the tourists. The dark side of the safari boom.

Jikoo, a Wish

Documentary Film
France,
Senegal
2014
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Lucie Bruneteau, Romain Boutin, Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus
Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus
Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus
Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus, Lucie Bruneteau, Romain Boutin
Christophe Leroy
Christophe Leroy, Adrien Camus
Nothing calms the global middle classes’ conscience like the establishment of nature reserves, preferably in countries that we can confidently bully around in all other respects. Senegal, for example, whose fishing grounds are being cleared out by the EU. Making the “Delta du Saloum” national park at Senegal’s Atlantic coast a World Cultural Heritage site is cheap, good PR and brings ecotourists. The only drawback is that there are people living in the area, some of them for generations, who have found their own way of co-existing with nature and have good reason to doubt that the tourism can be sustainable.
“Jiko, a Wish” portrays this conflict between international agencies, as represented by the park management and its rangers, and the inhabitants of the village of Bakadadji. These people have a very simple wish: a fence, please, so they can protect their fields from marauding warthogs which they are forbidden to hunt under threat of punishment. Because of the ecology – at least as far as those involved understand it. But tens of millions of Euros and US dollars are disappearing down the drip filters of the national administration, which is why, alas, there is no money left for a fence. Let the peasants dance for the ecotourists instead, and then they don’t need their fields any more. What to do? The film does not answer this question. It only holds a mirror up to us.
Matthias Heeder
Animated Africa 2015
Kuss Dakar 2035 Alioune Badara Mbaye

Young space pilot Kuss, who is a bit on the short side, is looking for his computer, which has just fallen into the hands of a technology-crazy flock of sheep … This Senegalese film was made in a two-year course on 2D and 3D animation.

Kuss Dakar 2035

Animated Film
Senegal
2015
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Alioune Badara Mbaye
Alioune Badara Mbaye
Alioune Badara Mbaye
Alioune Badara Mbaye
Young space pilot Kuss, who is a bit on the short side, is looking for his computer, which has just fallen into the hands of a technology-crazy flock of sheep … This Senegalese film was made in a two-year course on 2D and 3D animation.
Animated Africa 2015
What Eyes Are Pretending to See Abdoulaye Armin Kane, Piniang, Sébastien Demeffe

Create a portrait of a place, a studio and project your imagination there. Use this shared place as the backdrop to make an animated film.

What Eyes Are Pretending to See

Animated Film
Belgium,
Senegal
2014
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Rosa Spaliviero, Atelier Graphoui, Piniang et Rescap'Art
Abdoulaye Armin Kane, Piniang, Sébastien Demeffe
Ndiaga Ndiaye (gan JAH)
Sébastien Demeffe
Create a portrait of a place, a studio and project your imagination there. Use this shared place as the backdrop to make an animated film … The result of a workshop where a new generation of Senegalese filmmakers got the chance to learn how to express themselves through traditional animation techniques.