Oumar 9-1-1

Oumar 9-1-1

| 53 min

This feature documentary paints an engaging portrait of Oumar, an auto mechanic from Burkina Faso. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Oumar has become a vital, central part of his community, in Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood. People tend to gather round as he works, and talk often turns to weighty issues: feminism, polygamy, politics, religion. In eight months’ time, he is due to return for a visit with his family after six years away, so he is searching for hundreds of presents to take with him. Back home, when you leave the nest, it’s to look for wealth. Otherwise, failure awaits…

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Oumar 9-1-1, Stéphane Drolet, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Stéphane Drolet
  • script
    Stéphane Drolet
  • producer
    Nicole Lamothe