BURKINA FASO


LANGUAGE French with English subtitles


Germany-Premiere in cooperation with FilmInitiativ


Duration approx. 1 hr.


31.05.2021  21:45 h


ON A LE TEMPS POUR NOUSODONIEN


VIDEO ON DEMAND

ON A LE TEMPS POUR NOUS – TIME IS ON OUR SIDE

Documentary film by Katy Léna Ndiaye - Filmscreening & Talkback with Smockey

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Burkina Faso, October 2014. What many did not dare to imagine occurs. The Burkinabes end the reign of Blaise Compaoré. In 2014 the rapper Smockey, member of the Balai Citoyen, was one of the leading artists and activists who initiated the insurrection. Today, the uprising, the failed coup d'état, the organization of free elections, are all behind us, but has the price of the fallen regime been paid off, and the expectations fulfilled?
Time is on our side brings us into the daily life of Smockey, a close encounter with a rebel character who traces a path between activism and artistic work; concerns nourished by a fleeting present and renewed hopes.


Katy Léna Ndiaye is a documentary filmmaker from Senegal. Many festivals distinguished her films, Traces, women’s imprints and Awaiting for Men. Parallel to her career as a filmmaker, Katy Léna Ndiaye worked for television. From 2000 to 2018, she presented and later directed Refets Sud and Afrique Plurielle CIRTEF productions, broadcast on TV5 Monde and the Belgian RTBF. Since 2013, she has been running Indigo Mood Films, a production company based in Senegal.


PRODUCTION Frédéric Jacquemin & Dorine Rurashitse (AFRICALIA / BEL) CO-PRODUCTION Abdoulaye Diallo (SEMFILMS / BUR), Katy Lena Ndiaye (INDIGOMOOD FILMS / SEN) DIRECTOR Katy Léna Ndiaye DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Laszlo Bottiglieri SOUND Mohamed Zerbo, Loic Villiot, Ousmane Coly, Aurelien Lebourg, Patrice Hardy EDITING Geoffroy Cernaix SOUND EDITING Loic Villiot POST-PRODUCTION MANAGER Sahbi Kraiem