Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  13 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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A Day with... Alhousseni [Niger]

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Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child.

A Day with... Alhousseni [Niger]

Alhousseni lives in a small village in Agadez province, Niger. At 11 years old, he is a schoolboy with one obsession: buying his own bicycle. After school, he sells small toys and talc pendants he makes himself, saving up the money to reach his goal.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of African children, each made by a different African filmmaker. The children are between seven and twelve years old. They live in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Each short film tells the story of an ordinary day-at school, at home-from a different child's point of view. Each day has its upbeats and offbeats, its routine and surprises. The collection offers an insight into different types of education and questions the influence of culture in the shaping of daily life.

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Main credits

Nouhou, Idi (film director)
Treutlein, Gabrielle (film producer)
Planty, Claudine (film producer)
Sysavané, Madh (narrator)

Other credits

Image, Maman Siradji Bakabe; montage, Sandra Ach.


Distributor credits

A film by Idi Nouhou

Docuseek2 subjects

Senegal
Niger
Burkina Faso
Mali
Education
Youth Issues

Distributor subjects

Adolescence
Africa
African Studies
Central Africa
Education
High School Use
Native People
Streaming only
Youth Issues

Keywords

africa; children; omnibus; school; home; short film; "A Day with... Alhousseni"; Icarus Films

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