A Day with... Fousseyni [Mali]

A Day with... Fousseyni [Mali]

Ten-year-old Fousseyni's days are jam-packed. Like many of the children in his village in the Zone Office du Niger region of Mali, he divides his time between school, household chores, and working in the rice fields with his father. Despite the demands on his time, Fousseyni is at the top of his class — as long as the teacher will let him be.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of African children, each made by a different African filmmaker. The children are between seven and twelve years old. They live in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Each short film tells the story of an ordinary day-at school, at home-from a different child's point of view. Each day has its upbeats and offbeats, its routine and surprises. The collection offers an insight into different types of education and questions the influence of culture in the shaping of daily life.

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Main credits

Gakou, Boubacar (film director)
Treutlein, Gabrielle (film producer)
Planty, Claudine (film producer)
Diagné, Ahmadou (narrator)

Other credits

Image, Soumaila Sangare; montage, Sandra Ach.


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Distributor subjects

Adolescence
Africa
African Studies
Central Africa
Education
High School Use
Native People
Streaming only
Youth Issues

Keywords

africa; children; omnibus; school; home; short film; "A Day with... Fousseyni"; Icarus Films

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