Niaye (1964)

Narrated by a village griot, "Niaye" is the tragic tale of a young girl whose pregnancy scandalizes her community. A visiting worker is acccused of being responsible for the pregnancy, but subsequently it is discovered that her own father is the culprit. The community strives to keep the scandal from the French colonial administartion. In French. 16 mm. Black and white. 35 minutes.


Won a Prize at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland)

Critical Works

Serceau, Michel. "Niaye: L'Afrique sans masque." Cinémaction 34 (1985): 35.