LA SIRENE DE FASO FANI :: A Michel K. Zongo documentary

CHOSEN BY RAMA THIAW

Michel primarily tells a seemingly mundane story of artisanal workers who fight against the foreign industrial giants…

But this film is much more,  watermarking history and the consequences of colonisation, but also other social and political conflicts that take place in his country: how Sankara was a visionary for his country and a whole continent; how the politics are everywhere, right through the thread of material, the Faso Fani…

ABOUT RAMA THIAW

Rama Thiaw was born in Mauritania to Mauritanian and Senegalese parents. After her parents’ divorce, she began splitting her time living in Senegal and France, and while residing in the latter, obtained her Master’s degree in International Economics at the Sorbonne and then later a diploma in filmmaking and a Master’s degree at the University of Paris. Her second documentary feature, The Revolution Won’t Be Televised, screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2016, winning the Fipresci Prize and a special mention in the Caligari Filmpreis.

La Sirene De Faso Fani documentary :: Michel K Zongo

'LA SIRENE DE FASO FANI' AWARDS

:: Screened at Berlin, Carthage, Durban and IDFA, 2015
:: UEMOA Price LONAB, FESPACO, 2015
:: Best Documentary, International Festival of Documentary of Innsbruck, 2015
:: Prize Environment and Sustainable Development, Jean Rouch International Film Festival, 2015
:: Special Jury Mention in Political Documentary, AegeanD, 2016

CREW

:: Director: Michel K. Zongo
:: Cameraperson: Michel Zongo
:: Production company: Cinedoc & Perfect Shot Films
:: Producer: Christian Lelong
 
:: Sound: Fanny Lelong
:: Editor: François Sculier