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AL'LÈÈSSI ... UNE ACTRICE AFRICAINE

AL'LÈÈSSI ... AN AFRICAN ACTRESS
Rahmatou Keïta
Niger 2003
69min
V'04

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.

Credits
  • Zalika Souley
  • Moustapha Alassane
  • Mahamane Bakabé
  • Rahmatou Keïta
  • Manuel Gasquet
  • Issaka Youssouff
  • Philippe Radoux-Bazzini
  • Omar Ba
  • Yero Maïga
  • Sebastien Garcia
  • Tschenoggo Bambareyzee
  • Ibrahim H. Dicko
Sonrhay Empire Productions 179 rue de Courcelles 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 47 66 29 36 empire@club-internet.fr

Sonrhay Empire Productions 179 rue de Courcelles 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 47 66 29 36 empire@club-internet.fr

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