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Alassane Diago

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Nationality  Senegalese
Occupation  Filmmaker

Name  Alassane Diago
Role  Movie maker
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Born  31 March 1985 (age 30) (1985-03-31) Agnam Lidoube, Senegal
Known for  Les larmes de l'emigration
Movies  Les larmes de l'emigration

Alassane Diago (born 31 March 1985) is a Senegalese movie maker.

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Career

Alassane Diago was born on 31 March 1985 in Agnam Lidoubé a village in northeast Senegal. He is of Fulani background. He studied Philosophy in Dakar, but his dream was to become a film director. In 2007 Diago was trained in audio-visual at the Media Centre of Dakar, and he has followed the teachings of documentary maker Samba Félix Ndiaye. He participated in several writing residencies in the Africadoc project in Saint-Louis, Senegal in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Tears of emigration is his first documentary as a director.

Work

Diago's first feature documentary, Les larmes de l'émigration (Tears of emigration), won a prize at the Film Festival of Tarifa in 2010 and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur. He says of this movie: "It’s the story of my mother who’s been waiting for my father who left 20 years ago. It’s also the story of my sister who’s been waiting for her husband who left five years ago and my niece who has never seen her father". His camera technique captures the inner beauty and strength of the characters.

References

Alassane Diago Wikipedia


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