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Tabaski

Tabaski

A Short film by Laurence Attali

Produced by Autoproduction

Production year : 2019

Synopsis

Dakar, a few days before the feast of Tabaski, a painter is shut away in his studio, working on the theme of the ritual sacrifice of the ram. The red paint drips from the sketches hanging on clotheslines. An inscription on the wall: "Tabaski, who's next?".  Three characters and a sheep revolve around him and reconnect him with reality.

Note
This hybrid movie, blending fiction, art and politics, is freely inspired by the work of  the painter Iba Ndiaye (1928-2008)  "The Tabaski round, who’s next?" painting in the 1960s and 1970s. A sort of allegory in which the sheep is presented as the symbol of all victims. Indeed, Iba Ndiaye was not thinking directly about the sacrifice of sheep for Tabaski in Senegal, but rather of  the victims of colonization, segregation, and apartheid. "Painting is remembering," he said.

Videos

12/11/2019

Tabaski

Trailer (International)

Actors (5)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Autoproduction

Foreign production company :

Les Films Mame Yandé

Photos (4)

Full credits (19)

Assistant Director :

Fabacary Assymby Coly

Screenwriter :

Laurence Attali

Voice :

Baba Diop

Sound Recordist :

Michel Tsagli

Camera Operator :

Rémi Mazet

Editor :

Laurence Attali

Production Designer :

Moustapha Ndiaye

Costume designer :

Oumou Sy

Visual effects :

Moustapha Ndiaye, Fattah Faris

Narrator :

Laurence Attali

Line Producer :

Ousmane William Mbaye

Foreign Producer :

Ousmane William Mbaye

Director of Photography :

Rémi Mazet

Assistant Operator :

Fattah Faris

Production Manager :

Ousmane William Mbaye

Sound editor :

Laurence Attali

Music Composer :

Orchestre de La Paillotte

Special Effects :

Moustapha Ndiaye, Fattah Faris

Sound mixer :

Myriam René

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Research - Experimental

Themes :

Art, Politics, Painting, Traditions, Freedom

Production language :

French, Wolof, English

Coproducer countries :

Senegal (50.0%), France (50.0%)

Original French-language productions :

Unspecified

Nationality :

50% French (Senegal, France)

Production year :

2019

Runtime :

26 min 3 seconds

Visa number :

150.758

Visa issue date :

30/08/2019

Production formats :

HD

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.77

Audio format :

DTS 5.1

Rating restrictions :

None