Nation Was Born

Une nation est née

Zrodil se národ

  • Jacques Vieyra
  • Senegal
  • 1961, 25 min
Script: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra,Mamadou Sarr
Photography: Georges Bracher, André Joussé, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra
Editing: Albert Lefevre
Sound: René Rora
Color: Colour
Language: French

In 1958, Vieyra sets up a special office dedicated to film in Senegal, which, after the independence (1960), becomes the base of the Senegal cinematography, at first naturally oriented at the cultural heritage as the prerequisite of any nation's life. That is also the framework of the film Nation Was Born, a historical portrait of his homeland showing scenes from pre-colonial traditions, represented mainly by dance, to the exploitative European domination to the new beginning represented by the celebration of the republic.

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Festival edition: 2008
Sections: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra
Exhibition format: 16 mm


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