Saaraba

TitleSaaraba
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsSeck, Amadou Saalum
Running Time90 minutes
Date Released1988
DistributorAzanie Films
CountrySenegal
MediumFilm
Publication LanguageFrench, Wolof
Abstract

Filmed in the style of neorealism, Saaraba critically examines corruption and disillusionment in post-colonial Senegal. Tamsir and Lissa fall in love, but her parents arrange to marry her to a member of parliament. The tragic love story serves as a larger metaphor for generational differences that contributed to a less than ideal state of independence. 

Cast

Abdoul Aziz Diop

Fabiene Joelle Felhio

Diankou Bakhayokho

Awa Cheikh Gueye

Elhadj Abdoulaye Seck

Credits

Produced and Directed by Amadou Saalum Seck

Written by Amadou Saalum Seck and Deba N'Diaye

Cinematography by Thomas Merker

Genre

Drama

Translated TitleUtopia
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