Dakar Trottoirs

Applicant: Mediatik Communication (Senegal)
Location: Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of congo, Equatoriale Guinea , Gabon, Chad, Sao Tomé and Principe, Angola, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Duration: 12 months
Amount of the grant: 285 080 €
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Actors Eriq Ebouaney and Prudanse Maïdou in the film Dakar Trottoirs © Mediatik Communications

The action allowed the production of the feature length film “Dakar Trottoirs” and its subsequent showing and distribution in several countries in 2 ACP Regions: West Africa and Central Africa. Directed by young Senegalese film maker Hubert Laba Ndao, this film, the fruits of South-South cooperation, provided the opportunity to turn actors and technicians into professionals and, in the countries concerned, generate new cinematographic vocations focused on modernity.

Pitch: Set primarily in Dakar, the film follows a group of teenagers with no family, free and on the fringes of society who, with their coming of age, find themselves confronted with a new set of dreams and ambitions.

The movie has been selected in the following festivals (non-exhaustive list):

* Festival Ecrans Noirs (Cameroon, 2013)

* Festival international du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel du Burundi (Burundi, 2014)

* Namibian Film festival (Namibia, 2014)

* Toumai Film Festival (Chad, 2014)

* Festival des lacs et lagunes (Côte d'Ivoire, 2014). GRAND PRIX DES LACS ET LAGUNES   

* Conakry (2016). BEST ACTRESS

* Festival du Cinéma Africain d’APT – Marseille (November 2014)

* Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes (April 2014)

* Cinémas d’Afrique de Besançon- France (November 2015)

* Festival CINEMONDES de Berck sur Mer – France (June 2015)

* Festival Cinéma d’Afrique LAFIBALA - France (January 2016)

* Vues d’Afrique Montréal (2014, Canada)

* Festival du cinéma africain de Khorigba (Morocco). BEST ACTRESS

 

* Festival du Cinéma Africain de Lausanne, Swizerland (August 2014)

INTERVIEW WITH HUBERT LABA NDAO, DAKAR TROTTOIRS' DIRECTOR

PROJECT PROGRESS

The shooting was completed at the end of 2012 and the post-production in July 2013.

2013

May: Intervention of the producer, Mr. Moctar Ba (Mediatik Communications Company) during the presentation of the ACPCultures + Programme at Festival de Cannes 2013.

July: preview of the film during the Festival Ecrans Noirs (film in competition) in Yaounde, Cameroon.

October: presentation to the public.

2014

6 January : film release in Senegal.

April : official selection at the 2014 Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes (France).

           - official selection at the Festival International Vues d'Afrique in Canada.

June : official selection at the Festival du cinéma africain de Khouribga (Morocco).

         : official selection at the Festival International du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel du Burundi 

For further information on the film :

http://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/nouv/?p=1038&lang=en

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