Kadiatou Konaté from Mali came to cinema by chance, rather than studying filmmaking. After viewing the film Amok by Ben Barka she fell in love with cinema. He suggested that she work with her compatriot Souleymane Cissé who brought her into his crew as a production assistant; it was in 1985. After the completion of Cissé's Yeleen, she received a grant to work at the film production organization Atria in Paris, continuing at Atria, she learned editing, participating in the film editing of Gaston Kaboré's Zan Boko. With these two experiences she worked at assistant director for Mambaye Coulibay's La geste de Ségou. It was from there that she developed the interest in animation--animated folk tales specifically. Her 5-episode animated film L'enfant terrible was inspired by the legends recounted by her grandmother when she was a child, which for her is way of continuing tradition. (Adapted from the text by Jadot Sezirahiga. Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 8 1994).
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