VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AL'LÈÈSSI ... UNE ACTRICE AFRICAINE

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AL'LÈÈSSI ... UNE ACTRICE AFRICAINE

AL'LÈÈSSI ... AN AFRICAN ACTRESS

Rahmatou Keïta
Niger, 2003
Documentaries, 69min, OmeU

AL'LÈÈSSI ... UNE ACTRICE AFRICAINE

Rahmatou Keïta
Niger, 2003
Documentaries, 69min, OmeU

Cast: 
Zalika Souley
Moustapha Alassane
Mahamane Bakabé
Screenplay: 
Rahmatou Keïta
Sound: 
Manuel Gasquet
Issaka Youssouff
Camera: 
Philippe Radoux-Bazzini
Editor: 
Omar Ba
Yero Maïga
Sebastien Garcia
Composer: 
Tschenoggo Bambareyzee
Ibrahim H. Dicko

Production: 
Sonrhay Empire Productions 179 rue de Courcelles 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 47 66 29 36 empire@club-internet.fr
World Sales: 
Sonrhay Empire Productions 179 rue de Courcelles 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 47 66 29 36 empire@club-internet.fr
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Zalika Souley is in her fifties. She lives in suburban Niamey, the capital city of Niger. She looks after four children in her two-room apartment, which has neither electricity nor running water. Thirty years ago, she was a film star. She acted in many films and worked with the major film directors from Niger, Oumarou Ganda and Moustapha Alassane, and also with film directors from other countries such as Adamu Haliilu from Nigeria. She is the first truly professional actress in Africa. In the course of her daily chores, Zalika tells us about her glorious past in the film business, and her relationships with film directors and actors. She also tells us about the actual condition of African cinema and about her activities as a stage actress.