Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  13 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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A Day with... Moussa [Senegal]

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

A Day with... Moussa [Senegal]

Twelve-year-old Moussa is the son of a Fulani shepherd who lives in the savanna in eastern Niger. Every Friday, he accompanies his father to the livestock market, where he learns about animals in hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian. In the meantime, he and his brothers go to school in the village and do whatever they can to ensure their sisters can also attend school come fall.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of children living in West Africa, 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

Diop, Ndèye Soukeynatou (film director)
Treutlein, Gabrielle (film producer)
Planty, Claudine (film producer)
Kebe, Souleymane (narrator)

Other credits

Image, Fabacary Assymby Coly; montage, Emma Augier.


Distributor credits

A film by Ndeye Soukeynatou Diop

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... Moussa"; Icarus Films

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