Senegal/França | 2021 | 24 min | Ficção | Livre
Direção: Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Roteiro: Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Fotografia: Amine Berrada
Elenco: Hawa Mamadou Dia, Cherif Amadou Diallo, Alassane Hamet Ly, Khady Diallo, Amadou Diallo
It’s October, the end of the rainy season in Fouta, an isolated region in the north of Senegal. Astel (13) accompanies her father every day in the bush. Together, they look after their herd of cows. But one day, in the middle of the desert, the meeting between the young girl and a shepherd disrupts the peaceful daily life between Astel and her father.
About the director
After completing a Master’s degree in Performing Arts with a specialization in Cinema and a Master’s degree in Screenwriting, Ramata-Toulaye Sy attended the Equal Opportunity Workshops at La Fémis in 2009-2010. She officially entered the school in 2011, in the Screenwriting department, and graduated in 2015. French-Senegalese, Ramata-Toulaye currently works between Dakar and Paris, where she has been relocating for a few months. In 2020, she directed her first short film, Astel, supported by the French CNC, Canal+ International, France 3 and the FOPICA in Senegal. Banel & Adama, her first feature film, is currently in pre-production.