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Rachid Bouchareb

Little Senegal

98' - 2000 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic, French, English, Wolof
Director: Rachid Bouchareb Composer: Safy Boutella With: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Koussein Traore, Adetoto Makinde, Adja Diarra, Malaaika Lacario
Alloune, an old man who has worked many years as a tourist guide in the Slave Museum in Gorée, Senegal, decides to go to America to find out about his ancestors who were sold as slaves to the New World. Travelling from Senegal to Charleston and then to Little Senegal, Alloune finds the source of his family tree and then meets his Americanised cab driver nephew and his much more African girlfriend. The two, it seems, have irreconcilable differences. He also meets Ida, a fierce old lady for whom he works and who, he discovers, is as lonely as he is. Faced with a pregnant granddaughter who is virtually living on the streets, she is totally uninterested in her own African heritage. (Screen International, Feb. 2001)

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Credits

Director

Rachid Bouchareb

Composer

Safy Boutella

With

Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Koussein Traore, Adetoto Makinde, Adja Diarra, Malaaika Lacario

Scenario

Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle

Director of Photography

Benoît Chamaillard, Youcef Sahraoui

Editor

Sandrine Deegen

Producer

Jean Bréhat, Allen Bain

More information

Dialogue

Arabic, French, English, Wolof

Countries of production

Algeria, Germany, France

Year

2000

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