"In the beginning was a dream: to render children their smile back..."
Thus begins this new documentary feature directed by the Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Sène Absa, known for his political films, often featured in international film festivals around the world.
This new opus by the author of "Yoole, the sacrifice" sheds light on vulnerable children to whom Dakar’s Centre Cardio-Pédiatrique Cuomo gave a new hope. The cardiac facility specially designed for paediatric care is operational in the Senegalese capital since January 2017.
“Among them are Awa, Diariétou, Mamadou... Some others are still waiting for their turn, so eager to see their lives finally salvaged..." constinues the filmmaker who, through two entangled stories of two young Senegalese girls, narrates a true story in which a gesture of solidarity irrigates with some optimism "the dry lands of Africa on which life is not alway clement”.
Born in 1958 in Dakar, Senegal
Moussa Sene Absa overflows with creativity. He is an artist, writer, and musician, as well as a film director.
He made his debut as an actor, then moved to directing with the production of his own stage play, La Légende de Ruba.
In cinema, he wrote the screenplay for Les Enfants de Dieu, which was honored at the Francophone film festival.
His directorial debut, the short film Le Prix du Mensonge, earned him the Silver Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival in 1988.
His film Tableau Ferraille won the award for best photography at FESPACO 1997.
His next work, Madame Brouette won the Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2003.
He has also produced a popular daily comedy sketch ( 400 pieces) , Gorgorlu, for Senegalese television.
His talent as a painter is also well established and his work has been exhibited in Senegal, Europe and North America.