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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Khady Sylla

IMAGE

Charlie Van Damme

SON

Mbaye Samb, Éric Münch

MONTAGE

Amrita David

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Athénaïse, Guiss Guiss productions, ARTE France

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Athénaïse, ADAV, La Maison du doc, Doc Net Films

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0001-B2BA-0000-0-0000-0000-3
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?
  • Sénégal, France | 2005 | 52 minutes | DV Cam
  • Un film de Khady Sylla

Comment dire la folie ? Comment exprimer la souffrance qui l’accompagne ? En 1994, alors qu’elle basculait dans la maladie, Khady Sylla, la réalisatrice, a rencontré Aminta Ngom qui exhibait alors sa folie librement sans craindre la provocation. Pendant les années de souffrance de Khady, Aminta fut sa fenêtre sur le monde.

Aminta Ngom is mad. She knows it, and she is not at all ashamed of it. She sometimes carries her suffering through the streets of Dakar, she endures it between the courtyard walls of her family home, and she talks about it in front of the camera. Behind the camera, and sometimes also in front of it, the director Khady Sylla films distress: distress felt by both of them, not in an illusory sharing, but distress that is shown, contained, voiced or muted, side by side, like fragments of the broken mirror that we see, of which the filmmaker speaks. Portrait, self-portrait: of whom or what? Of illness, or urban wanderings, of madness, of two women, of a phantom Africa? This film openly addresses these questions.

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