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Title:

SIA, LE RÊVE DU PYTHON

Title German:DER TRAUM DER PYTHON
Title English:SIA, THE DREAM OF THE PYTHON
Country:Burkina Faso 2000
Format:35mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF bambara m. dt. UT
Sound:Stereo
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa VI, Africa goes Veedel, Jenseits von Europa XII, africologneFestival,


Director :Kouyaté, Dani
Screenplay:Diagana, Moussa
Cinematography:Millié, Robert
Editing:Durouchoux, Zoé
Music:Rousseau, Daniel
 Touré, Fantani
Sound:Lorrain, Pierre
  
Cast:Dembélé, Balla Habib
 Diawara, Fatoumata
 Kassogué, Hamadoun
 Kouyaté, Sotigui
Producer:Gilaizeau, Claude
 Lopez, Elisabeth
 Maigne, Sylvie
 Traore, Sekou
Production company:Sahélis Production
 Coproducción Burkina Faso-Francia
 Les Productions de la Lanterne



Storyline


The film is a cinematic adaptation of the legend of Wagadu, a 7th century myth of the Soninke people, inspired by a play by the Mauritanian playwright Moussa Diagana: A snake-god rules over and protects the Soninke land. For this due he wants the prettiest and virgin girl of the village to be offered as a sacrifice to him. A young soldier goes against the annual ritual as his fiancée Sia is to be sacrificed… The film is a political and contemporary reflexion on the use of mythicism by the people of power with Sotigui Kouyaté in the role of Wakhané Sakho, Sia’s father.
Director Dani Kouyaté: “I continue to explore the multiple opportunities offered by the dramatic wealth of oral African culture… It remains for us… to listen to the men and women, who – in all stories and all legends of the world - were given little voice.”


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