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Vues d'Afrique 2011 Watch: Short Documentary Category
Siga Diouf, Mame Ngor, Un talibé pas comme les autres/A talibé like no other (23 mn)
Siga Diouf (Senegal) without doubt is among the young African documentarists with a promising future. Her first film, Mame Ngor, un talibé pas comme des autres, made in 2010, was the graduation film at the Université Gaston Berger of St. Louis in Senegal.
Synopsis of the film, Mame Ngor, Un talibé pas comme les autres
Saint-Louis, Senegal has always had a reputation for its renowned Daaras, (Koran schools) and the teachings of its great marabouts. This explains the reason why young talibés (students) leave their families to dedicate themselves to the study of the Koran. Most of them must beg in order to live while studying. However, a few of them, such as Mame Ngor, manage to break away from this tradition.