Has God Forsaken Africa?

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.

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Film Credits

participant
Kader
Ibrahima
Ahmadou
Omar
Djiby
Mor Sene
Abib Ndao
Madior Ndiaye
Papa Barry
Aïcha Diouf
Modou N'Diaye
Nogaye Mboup
Adja Barry
Diallo Thierno
research
Musa Dieng Kala
script
Musa Dieng Kala
direction
Musa Dieng Kala
camera
Alex Margineanu
location sound
Louis Léger
picture editing
Marie Hamelin
sound editing
Catherine Van Der Donckt
Bruno Pucella
narration
Musa Dieng Kala
Famara Kujabi
foley
Lise Wedlock
re-recording
Luc Léger
original music
Musa Dieng Kala
visual archives research
Michèle Houle
producer
Colette Loumède
Christian Medawar

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