Directed by Volker Goetze
Senegal, USA, France, Germany
Mandinka, French, English, Wolof with English subtitles
ABOUT THE FILM
The griot is a fixture of Senegalese life. Part family historian, part community diplomat, they record the past in a mix of songs and words. Griot explores the life of legendary Senegalese musician and community leader Ablaye Cissoko. With outstanding music, cinematography that brings to life the vibrant colours of West Africa and the splendours of its natural life, and almost hallucinatory animation, Griot melds dazzling visuals and haunting songs to serve up a feast for the senses. A stunningly beautiful documentary, Griot uncovers the beauty of West Africa’s traditional past and explores changes that could change this culture forever.