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North American Premiere

Emersion

Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye

France, Germany, Italy, Greece | 2022 | 19 min
French |
Subtitles: English
This film is presented during the event Danced Films and Society: For a New Impact on March 17, 2022 at McCord Museum.

Yaa, a multi-ethnic girl, is confronted with her skin colour for the first time when she discovers the shades of ballet shoes in a store. At 15, Yaa hates everything about herself, especially her hair, which is constantly touched by strangers; she decides to straighten it to look like her friends. This is the beginning of a hellish journey that pushes her to want to reflect the world around her. When she can no longer damage her hair, she realizes that she needs a profound change.
Other festival:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (2022)
Director Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye
Author Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye
Production Anna Alexandre / DAN.CIN.LAB
Associate Producer Chrysanthi Badeka / MOZ, Lucia Carolina De Rienzo / COORPI, Jukka Rajala / MALAKTA, Marc Wagenbach / TANZRAUSCHEN
Executive Production Anaïs Béal, Adeline Lefièvre, Anna Alexandre, Manon Peguy
Editing Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye
Sound Recording Lucas Boyer
Colorization Olivier Dassonville / Lumières Numériques
Choreography Abdou N'Gom
Cast Woury Salla, Steven Perroud, Abdou N'Gom, Sandrine Melierre, Guerry Lola, Margot Libanga, Stevie Lacote, Mimmy Guerry, Solène Girardin, Nsakala Blaise, Marlène Ahiha
Artists Rose Bocande, Mody Boye Touré, Bounama Touré, Anta Souaré, Racky Boye
Cinematographer Marios Zervas, Néhémie Lemal, Anthony Faye
Costumes Judith Cortial
Lighting Hervé Holtz
Music Analia Lentini

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Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye

Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye

Born in 1995 in France, Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye is a French filmmaker focusing on social injustices and mixing cultures. After graduating from cinema school, she decides to study screenwriting in Montreal where she starts to collaborate as photographer, videomaker and editor with various artists.
Her 3‑min short Ceeb is the French winner of The Nespresso Talents Cannes Film Festival 2019. She is then awarded for The Bronx Berlin Connection, a 80’ documentary she makes in collaboration with Olad Aden, with Best Documentary Prize of the Hip Hop Film Festival Europe and Best Woman Filmmaker Prize at Angeles Doc Festival 2020. In 2021, she releases her new fiction short, Fragments, produced by Black Wealth Media in association with Black on Black Films Montreal, selected by Palm Springs IFF and currently on tour worldwide.
Aline-Sitoé believes art is a bridge to unite communities, educate and create understanding.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Fragments (2020)
Ceeb (2019)
The Bronx Berlin Connection (2019)
The European Hip Hop Exchange (2019)
Heads Down (2018)

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