A LA RECHERCHE D’ALINE
ROKHAYA MARIEME BALDE
Switzerland / Senegal 2021 I OV with engl. subs I 27 min
WED 15 NOV
To make a film about the Senegalese resistance heroine Aline Sitoé Diatta, Balde returns to Dakar. In the process, the search for the “real Aline” turns out to be just as important as the planned re-enactment of her story. In the presence of the director.
ROKHAYA MARIEME BALDE, born in Dakar (Senegal) in 1995, began her studies at Sup Imax Dakar (Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers du Numérique) in 2017. After a year of studying international business in China and a semester of political science at the University of Montreal, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from HEAD of Geneva (Haute école d’art et de design) in 2020. At the 58th Solothurn Film Festival, Rokhaya Balde was awarded the Upcoming Lab Prize for her project.