Credits

back

Title:

KEN BUGUL (NIEMAND WILL SIE)

Title English:KEN BUGUL (NOBODY WANTS HER)
Title French:KEN BUGUL (PERSONNE N'EN VEUT)
Country:Schweiz 2013
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:62 Minutes
Film series:Special Screenings


Director :Voser, Silvia
Cinematography:von Muralt, Felix
Editing:Seck, Souleymane K.
Sound:Honvoh, Arès
 Weber, Tom
  
Producer:Gilaizeau, Claude
 Voser, Silvia
Production company:Vosges Télévision Images Plus
 Productions de la Lanterne (Les)
 Waka Films



Storyline



©
A Cinematic Portrait of the Grande Dame of Senegalese Literature

Ken Bugul, a name hailing from the Wolof language, is the pseudonym of a writer who lives where her soul feels at home – in a land in Africa.
Ken Bugul is one of the most significant writers from the African continent writing in French. Her personal history has been informed by the developments of Africa. In 1947, she was born in a village in Senegal, then still a French colony. As the first girl from her family to attend school, she graduated with excellent marks. In 1971, upon receiving a scholarship, she flew to Europe to pursue her studies. Once there, she encountered new ideologies, ideas of freedom, modern art, drugs, alcohol; experienced loneliness and disrespect, and witnessed the use of prostitution as a remedy for lack of affection. In the film, Ken Bugul returns to important places that have been the setting for significant events in her life.  She recalls the moment when, after her years in Europe, she returned to Senegal as a 30-year-old woman, devastated and alone. Yet as she began to write she discovered her path. Filmmaker Silvia Voser shows the image of a woman full of energy, and traces the writer`s narratives with remarkable imagery.

  • Portrait