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Fad'jal - Grand-père raconte
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  • Sénégal | 1979 | 108 minutes | 16 mm
  • Un film de Safi Faye

Fad'jal est la chronique d'un village sévère dans le bassin arachidier du Sénégal.
Les villageois témoignent, par la parole des anciens et la tradition orale, de l'histoire du village et des difficultés qu'ils ont aujourd'hui à exploiter leur terre et à se nourrir de son produit.

In this documentary-style film, Safi Faye returns to her home village to depict the complex social and cultural factors that make up her village’s rich history, including the cycle of birth and death, important historical moments, and the importance of history and oral tradition in Senegalese rural society. She tracks the famine that her community survived, their abandonment of their land, and final return. She then shows how changes such as farmer migration and new governmental policies have altered traditional Senegalese rural traditions.

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