Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  13 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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A Day with... Sitan Foune [Mali]

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Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child.

A Day with... Sitan Foune [Mali]

Sitan Founè is seven years old. Her family lives right by the river in a small fishing community in Bamako, Mali. The river is central to her life: she washes herself in it each morning and plays in it with friends in the evening. It also provides the fish her father catches to feed the family. The only time she finds herself away from it is when she goes to school.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of children living in West Africa, each made by a different African filmmaker. The children are between seven and twelve years old. They live in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Each short film tells the story of an ordinary day-at school, at home-from a different child's point of view. Each day has its upbeats and offbeats, its routine and surprises. The collection offers an insight into different types of education and questions the influence of culture in the shaping of daily life.

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Main credits

Traoré, Awa (film director)
Treutlein, Gabrielle (film producer)
Planty, Claudine (film producer)
Lafosse, Atsama (narrator)

Other credits

Image, Soumaila Sangare; montage, Sandra Ach.

Distributor credits

A film by Awa Traore

Docuseek2 subjects

Burkina Faso
Youth Issues
African Studies

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Central Africa
High School Use
Native People
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Youth Issues


africa; children; omnibus; school; home; short film; "A Day with... Sitan Foune"; Icarus Films

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