After winning a scholarship to study in France, a young Senegalese man returns home and questions his experience and his future, with honesty, courage and humour. —institut-francais.org.uk
Born October 21, 1934 in Dakar, he entered the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris in 1955 and founded a theater company, Les Griots. He also performed a few small roles, then in 1958 he went to Italy at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the great Roman school of cinema.
He returned to Senegal in 1964 and worked in the worlds of radio and television.
While pursuing his career as a director, he got involved in the promotion and defense of African cinemas and was the Secretary General of Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) from 1972 to 1976.
He created his own production company Baobab Movies (Dakar).
He died October 7, 1987. —africulture