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 President Dia

President Dia

A Short film by Ousmane William Mbaye

Produced by Autoproduction, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA)

Production year : 2012


    On December 17, 1962, Mamadou Dia, Prime Minister of Senegal, was arrested and then sentenced to life imprisonment, accused of plotting a coup by his friend and companion Léopold Sédar Senghor. He would be imprisoned with four of his close ministers. Among them, my uncle Joseph Mbaye. The following day, the Constitution was modified, the presidential regime succeeded the parliamentary regime and gave full powers to Senghor. However, for seventeen years, Senghor and Dia had wended their way together, inseparable and complementary, in order to construct in a single ideal the development of Senegal. Fifty years later, while the 2012 presidential campaign stir up the country around the values of democracy, witnesses of and players in the events of 1962 tell us their stories.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Foreign production company :

    Les Films Mame Yandé


    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Laurence Attali, Gérald Collas

    Sound recordists :

    Ousmane William Mbaye, Laurent Thomas

    Directors of Photography :

    Ousmane William Mbaye, Jacques Pamart, Stéphane de Trébons

    Music Composer :

    Amadou Doukouré

    Foreign Producer :

    Ousmane William Mbaye

    Screenwriter :

    Ousmane William Mbaye

    Editor :

    Laurence Attali

    Grader :

    Rémi Berge

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Senegal

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    50% French (France, Senegal)

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    Runtime :

    54 min

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    Color and Black & White

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