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Miniyamba (S)

Original title
Miniyamba - Walking Blues (S)
Running time
15 min.
Denmark Denmark
Michel Fessler, Luc Perez
Moussa Diallo, Yann Coppier
Co-production Denmark-France; Bezzo Productions Aps / 24 Images
Animation. Drama | Africa. Immigration. Adult Animation. Short Film (Animated)
Synopsis / Plot
Like thousands of people around the world who every day leave their homeland, Abdu, a young Malian, has decided to reach Europe. A trip to the Niger River to the barbed wire of the Ceuta, where dreams are confronted with the harsh reality, the distant lights of the West …

MINIYAMBA is the name of a mythical boa encircling a village where people could not leave. A woman managed to charm the animal by promising to return to tell him about the world. This story, in various forms, has become a griot song that everyone knows in western Africa. It symbolizes for me the Europe preferring building gates and fences rather than embrace the world...
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