Le griot de Daporé

Jaap van Heusden Short film - 2006 - 8 min.

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The camera captures a donkey cart in an unmistakably African landscape. The cart is on its way to a village of clay huts. There, the camera zooms in on the tailor's face. In the course of the film, the camera keeps focusing on details, while the voice of the griot of Daporé tells about a miraculous drought of many years ago. The narration suddenly comes to life and puts a smile on the villagers' faces. The road is marked with wet footprints.

Credits

Director(s) Jaap van Heusden
Producer(s) Marnix van der Poll
Jaap van Heusden
Luc Damiba
Production Company
Poll Productions
Semfilms Burkina
Director of Photography
Production Design
Jean-Jacques Ouedraogo
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands