Aïssa Maïga

  • Elisabeth Subrin – Maria Schneider, 1983 (2022)

    In 1983, Maria Schneider gives an interview for the TV show Cinéma Cinémas. The conversation takes an unexpected turn when she challenges film industry practices and is asked to talk about the controversial film Last Tango in Paris (1972).Read More »

  • Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie – Aya de Yopougon AKA Aya of Yop City (2013)

    Plot:Based on Marguerite Abouet’s popular graphic novel series about her life in 1970s post-colonial Cote d’Ivoire, this animated film chronicles the story of 19-year-old Aya and her friends Adjoua and Bintou, who live in the working-class neighborhood of Abidjian (renamed Yop City). While Aya would like to become a doctor one day, her friends are more interested in nightclubbing at the local maquis and hunting for a husband. A comedy filled with diverse voices and characters, Aya of Yop City is a portrait of modern urban Africa. (from bam.org)Read More »

  • Mats Grorud – The Tower (2018)

    The Tower is an animation feature film, a deeply emotional fiction based on true stories of Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon. The film tells the story of Wardi (11) and her family. It’s a story about the unbreakable bond between Wardi and her great-grandfather, and the sacrifice that he makes for her to have chance for a decent life. The love that family members share for each other and the way they keep hope alive is stronger than the difficulty of life in a refugee camp.

    The film is based on interviews with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.Read More »

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