Le Mouton de Sada
Forty-year-old Babou Diop lives with his son Sada, his wife Coumba and a sheep they raise in the house. At nine, Sada ends up forming a very strong friendship with the sheep. A few days before the Tabaski holiday, Babou realises that his sheep, which is intended for sacrifice, has disappeared—and so has his son. In great distress, he sets out to find them, which he eventually does—a reunion that is not without its consequences... Now, Babou is faced with a dilemma.
Amadou Diop, Aliou Diouf, Fatoumata Sy
Groupe Lydel Com (Senegal)
Khadey Zidna Mahfou
Imagi’nation (Burkina Faso)
When I was seventeen years old, my mother asked me to cut the throat of a rooster for Christmas. On that day, I realised I am incapable of hurting an animal, let alone killing it. Ten years later, a friend invited me to his home to celebrate Tabaski (Eid el Kebir). That day, his whole family was joyful—except his younger brother. I noticed the sadness of this child. My friend told me the boy had become very familiar with the sheep that had been slaughtered as a sacrifice. When I returned home, I was still struck by this situation and recognised that I was experiencing the same feelings as this poor little child. With that, the idea of making a film about it entered my mind.
A self-taught Senegalese director, Pape Bouname Lopy is product of Ciné Banlieue, a film school once directed by the late Abdou Aziz Boye. In 2011, he entered a screenwriting competition, which he won; this enabled him in 2012 to make his first short film, L’Arme, which was selected for FESPACO in 2013 and broadcast by Canal+. In 2017, he co-directed (with Christophe Rolin and Marc Recchia) the short film Dem Dem, which received the Silver Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival. Bouname is currently in post-production on his first feature-length film, Le Mouton de Sada.
Khadey Zidna Aidara holds a degree in Journalism and Communications from the Institut Supérieur d'Entrepreneurship et de Gestion and has eight years’ experience in the field of information and communication. She was a journalist at the national daily Le Soleil before she joined the communications sphere, where she acquired the basics of audio-visual and film production. In 2015, she joined the Lydel Com Group as an assistant production manager. She has also been in charge of the executive production of several institutional films and infomercials. Aidara participated in the Ouaga Film Lab a producer with Senegalese director Pape Lopy in 2018.
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July - August 2021, Dakar - Pikine district, Thies, Senegal
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