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Seydou Cissé 2021 1h 24m

Online da martedì 8 novembre a giovedì 10 novembre
Online from Tuesday, November 8 to Thursday, November 10

Dibattito Facebook: giovedì 10 novembre, ore 17
Facebook debate: Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m.

Proiezione e dibattito live: Cinema Teatro Baretti, giovedì 10 novembre, ore 21
Live screening and debate: Baretti Theater Cinema, Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m.


Bakary, un giovane del Mali, siede su una roccia e si versa dellatte sulla testa e sul corpo. Prende un uovo, lo guarda attentamente, dice “lunedì”, dopodiché lo rompe e fa cadere il tuorlo nell’acqua. Solo seguendoalla lettera tutte le indicazionidel suo marabutto, dovrebbe avere successo nella prossima traversata. Taamaden (“Viaggiatore”) ci mostra il mondo dialcuni immigrati dell’Africa occidentale che si guadagnano da vivere in Spagna e quello di Bakary in Mali, che si prepara a unanuova partenza.Il documentarista maliano Seydou Cissé racconta una storia originale e intima sulla vita quotidiana dei migrantie sui loro legami con i leader spirituali transnazionali.


“Bakary, a young man from Mali, sits on a rock in a lake and pours a small packet of milk over his head and body. He then takes an egg, looks at it carefully, and says “Monday”, after which he breaks it and drops the yolk into the water. He repeats this several times. Having followed all his marabout’s instructions to the letter, his next crossing should now be successful.

Taamaden (“The Walking Child”) shows us two worlds: that of a number of West African immigrants who are making a living in Spain, and that of Bakary in Mali, who is preparing for a new attempt. These young men have one thing in common: they have regular contact with a mystical and religious clairvoyant.

In Taamaden, Mali-born artist and documentary filmmaker Seydou Cissé tells an original and intimate story about the everyday lives of immigrants and their ties to spiritual leaders. Switching smoothly between Africa and Europe, he shows how African occultism finds a place in Europe via the smartphone, and how faith and hope can be as strong as harsh reality.”

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