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Title:

AL'LÈÈSSI ... UNE ACTRICE AFRICAINE

Title German:AL'LÈÈSSI ... EINE AFRIKANISCHE SCHAUSPIELERIN
Title English:AL'LÈÈSSI ... AN AFRICAN ACTRESS
Country:Niger 2004
Format:35 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:69 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IX


Director :Keïta, Rahmatou
Screenplay:Keïta, Rahmatou
Cinematography:Radoux-Bazzini, Philippe
Editing:Ba, Omar
 Garcia, Sébastien
Sound:Gasquet, Manuel
  
Production company:Sonrhay Empire Productions



Storyline



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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. But today, who remembers her? And what do people remember? 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.


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