An initiatory tale, this film is a story of exile, the story experienced by any man separated from his childhood. At Kouroussa, his native village, among his father, Madou, the King of mechanics, Kouda, his gentle mother, and his group of friends, Baba learns to live in harmony with the surrounding world. The unexpected arrival of a gold merchant disrupts this fragile balance. Actually, Baba is old enough to move to the capital to take up his studies. He sets off on a trip through Guinea and ends up at his uncle Moussa’s place in Conakry. There, he is sucked into the spiral of urban life and crashes headlong into the modern world and its violence…
Operator and director, he was a cameraman for movies like Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur, by Jacques Rouffio, Fucking Fernand, by Gérard Mordillat for example and chief operator with René Allio, Patrice Leconte and advertising. He directed many reports and documentaries for cinema and TV; these reports were awarded in many festivals like in San Sebastian or Namur.
Laurent Chevalier, daprès le roman de Laye Camara, LEnfant noir"
Momo Wandel Soumah
Production : Rhéa Productions, Paris, France Distribution en France : Les Films du Paradoxe, Bois-Colombe