A Senegalese project has been awarded at Visions du Reel in Nyon
Within the Industry section of Visions du Reel, the film project THE VANISHING by Rama Thiaw from Senegal was awarded the "visions sud est" Award (10 000 Swiss Francs).
This prize is aimed to support documentary film projects from the South (Africa, Latin America, Asia) or from Eastern Europe (excluding EU members) in development or in production. 11 projects were eligible for the "visions sud est" Award.
The statement of the Jury:"The prize goes to an extremely personal project, in which the absence of a mother allows us to dive back into political struggle of a generation of Senegalese women. The combination of animation and testimonial footage has the potential to make the Vanishing of this mother be felt by a worldwide public".