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A Day with... Mara [Senegal]

A Day with... Mara [Senegal]

At age 12, Mara, a Senegalese schoolboy, has all the trappings of an adult life: He has a job, takes care of his brothers, works around the house, and helps his mother with the household bookkeeping. But when we find him in conversation with his best friend, "Little Kane", we realize he is still full of childhood dreams.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of children living in West Africa, 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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