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Little Senegal

Little Senegal

A Feature film by Rachid Bouchareb

Produced by 3B Productions

Release in France : 18/04/2001


    After many years as a tourist guide in the Slave museum in Senegal, Alloune, 65, a widower living alone, decides to go to America in search of his ancestors, taken as y from the village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World. From Charleston to Little Senegal, New York, Alloune searches for his ancestors but also for an ideal vision of an African family, only to discover a strong ostracism between African and Afro-American communities. He is embodied by his nephew Hassan, a cab driver and his girlfriend Biram, an African with modern views of love and mariage; and Ida an older woman, faced with seeing her pregnant granddaughter destroyed by drugs and life on the street.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    3B Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    TaunusFilm-Produktions GmbH, Tassili Films

    French distribution :

    Tadrart Films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb

    Directors of Photography :

    Benoît Chamaillard, Youcef Sahraoui

    Production manager :

    Muriel Merlin

    Editor :

    Sandrine Deegen

    Continuity supervisor :

    Virginie Barbay

    Costume designer :

    Pierre Matard

    Screenwriters :

    Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Lecoeur

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Sound editor :

    Anne Frey

    Music Composer :

    Safy Boutella

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France, Algeria

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    Majority French (Germany, France, Algeria)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD