MINIYAMBA

Pitch
Like thousands of people around the world who every day leave their homeland, Abdu, a young Malian, has decided to reach Europe. A trip from the Niger River to the barbed wire of the Ceuta, where dreams are confronted with the harsh reality, the distant lights of the West ...


Author's note
I wanted to make a film about music, especially blues, music that charms me for decades.
I wanted to make a film about music, especially blues, music that charms me for decades. I also want to embed this music to its roots, to Africa. The music is the theme of this film. Abdu, the main character, a Malian musician, has his art as only great bluesmen do know: the art of improvisation, to feel the audience and the art of giving comfort by sharing the pain, the art of creating the “Mojo”: magic, charm, good luck …


 

Year of production:2013. Running time:14,35 mn
Director:Luc Perez. Producer:Vibeke Windeløv. Executive Producers:Vibeke Windeløv, Farid Rezkallah. Screenplay:Michel Fessler and Luc Perez. Dialogues:Michel Fessler. Music:Moussa Diallo. Sound design and Mix:Yann Coppier. Coproduction:24 Images (fr), Bezzo Productions (dk).With the support of CNC, Dansk Film Institute , ANIS, Arte France.