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Directed by Katy Léna Ndiaye
62 mins | Senegal, Belgium & Burkina Faso, 2019 | French with English subtitles
Burkina Faso, October 2014. What many did not dare to imagine occurs. The Burkinabè end the reign of Blaise Compaore. The rapper Smockey, member of the Balai Citoyen(‘Citizens’ Broom), is among the artisans of change in the victory of an utopia over reality. Today, the uprising, the failed coup, the organisation of free elections, are all behind us, but has the price of the fallen regime been paid off, and the expectations fulfilled? On le Temps Pour Nous, brings us into the daily life of Smockey, 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 Senegalese documentary filmmaker. Her films, Traces, Women's Imprints and Awaiting for Men have been shown at several international film festivals. Parallel to her career as a filmmaker, Katy Léna Ndiaye works for television as well. From 2000 to 2018, she presented and later directed Reflets 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.
Produced by Indigo Mood Films
Co-produced by Africalia and Semfilms
Director of Photography Laszlo Bottiglieri
Sound Mohamed Zerbo, Loic Villiot, Ousmane Coly, Aurelien Lebourg and Patrice Hardy
Editor Geoffroy Cernaix
Music by Smockey, Michale Cinquin
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