Maral Tanié/The Second Wife (1994, short), Bord d'Africa (1995, doc), Goï-Goï/The Dwarf (1995, short), Sotigui Kouyaté, un griot moderne (1996, doc), Un thé au Sahel (1998, short), B 400 (1998, short), Bye Bye Africa (1999), Letter from New York City (2001, short), Abouna/Our Father (2002), Kalala (2005, doc), Daratt/Dry Season (2006), Expectations (2008, short), Un homme qui crie/A Screaming Man (2010), Grigris (2013), Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne/Hissane Habré: A Chadian Tragedy (2016, doc), Une saison en France/A Season in France (2017)
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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun at IFFR
Bye Bye Africa
Conversations with a small-time film producer and an unemployed projectionist confront a film-maker in Chad with the economic crisis in his country, that alsoi influences cinema. Investigation of the boundaries between documentary and fiction and a reflection on African cinema.
Letter from New York City
Young African immigrant in New York is consumed by homesickness, but is determined to conquer a new life. Nice play between documentary and fiction.
A beautiful and energetic example of pan-African cinema, in which the life of two brothers changes drastically when their father runs off. A strict re-education school and sickness threaten to temper their lust for life.
When the government of Chad releases all the war criminals from the Civil War that scourged the country from 1965, the 15-year-old Atim takes the law into his own hands. He goes looking for his father’s murderer: he wants to kill him. Instead of that, a complex and encouraging father-son relationship develops.
The film follows Moussa, a man attempting time and again to cross the desert on a seemingly impossible mission, only to return to his village defeated and dejected.
The star of the film is Souleymane Démé, handicapped by polio yet a spectacular dancer. He plays Grigris, who for lack of money approaches the Mafia but turns out to be better as a nightclub dancer than as a criminal. Things get even more complicated when he falls for bar girl Mimi.
Une saison en France
A melancholy portrait of refugees from Bangui trying to find a better life in France. Widower Abbas and his children seem to be doing well in French society. He has a job, a girlfriend and always fulfills his agreements with the authorities. Nevertheless, this second-class citizen is deported from France.