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Africa on the Seine
Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and Mamadou Sarr • 1955 • Senegal
Starring Paulin Vieyra, Mamadou Sarr
In this short documentary, Paulin Vieyra and his collaborator Mamadou Sarr explore the lives of Africans living in Paris, poetically evoking the ambiguities and questions about identity that plague students educated in colonialist spaces. In voice-over, the film wonders: is Africa only in Africa, or also on the banks of the Seine?