Seeking Aline / À la recherche d’Aline (2020)

  • 2020
  • UK Premiere
  • 27min
  • Switzerland, Senegal

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Rokhaya Marieme Balde, a young filmmaker, returns to her home in Dakar to make a film about Aline Sitoe Diatta, a young heroine of the Senegalese struggle against the French colonial empire, and a symbol of freedom and resistance. Seeking Aline follows Balde through her research, which includes discussions with her team and interviews with local personalities who share oral histories passed down through generations. Additionally, striking fictional re-enactments, shot on location, transcend the biographical and enter the realm of spirituality and ritual. These scenes honour Aline’s influence as a freedom fighter, and powerful religious leader, by pushing the boundaries of both the documentary form and historical record.

Watch the Q&A here on Sunday 6 June at 12:40 BST


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