Paulin Soumanou Vieyra

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra at IFFR

Paulin SOUMANOU VIEYRA ( 1925-1987) was a film maker and historian. At the age of ten he moved from Benin to Senegal. In Paris he shot the first Francophone African film Afrique-sur-Seine (1957). In 1969 he founded the Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes.


(all short, selection) Afrique-sur-Seine (1957), Une nation est née (1961, doc), Lamb (1963, doc), Birago Diop (1981, doc), N’diongane (1965), Sindiely (1965), L’envers du décor (1981, doc), Iba N’diaye (1982, doc)

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR