Grad Film Alumnus Mamadou Dia
Grad Film alumnus Mamadou Dia received two major awards at this year’s Locarno Film Festival: The Golden Leopard of Filmmakers of the Present and The Golden Leopard for Best First Feature. Locarno Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals and is a prestigious stage for art house films.
Mamadou won for his film, Baamum Nafi (Nafi’s Father), a story about two brothers fighting over their children’s wedding. Tierno’s role as a father and his responsibility as a Sufi religious leader in rural Senegal struggle to find a balance. The film was shot in Mamadou’s hometown of Matam in Northern Senegal.
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