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Has God Forsaken Africa?

Musa Dieng Kala
2008 | 52 min
In this feature documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to Dakar, where he grew up, and asks this painful question: has God forsaken Africa? The answer is bitter. As he films 5 young adults seeking to immigrate to the West at any cost, the filmmaker discovers the helplessness of individuals faced with international indifference and the apathy of the leaders of a society emptied of its resources and incapable of meeting its needs. A deeply human film that makes the case for a global ecology in which no nation or people is abandoned.

Awards and distinctions

  • SCIC Global Issues Award
    Golden Sheaf Awards /Short Film and Video Festival, Yorkton
  • Bank of Africa Special Prize- with a cash prize of 2 000 000 F CFA ($5000 CDN)
    Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision / FESPACO, Ouagadougou
  • AQCC Award for the Best Short or Medium Length Documentary
    Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal