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Dakar, Senegal. Ousmane is not even seven years old, but he`s already earning his keep by begging in the center of the capital. He decides to write to Father Christmas.  (Africultures)

Deweneti 35 mm, OF m. engl. UT, 14 min


Dyana Gaye

Dyana Gaye was born in Paris in 1975, the daughter of Senegalese immigrants. She studied film at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Her first appearance as a guest in Cologne was in 2002, when she showed her first short film UNE FEMME POUR SOULEYMANE. In 2004, she participated in the compilation project PARIS LA MÉTISSE with the short film J’AI DEUX AMOURS. In 2008, her short film DEWENETI was one of five productions nominated for a César award in the Best Short Film category. This was then followed by her road movie UN TRANSPORT EN COMMUN in 2009. Her first feature film DES ÉTOILES (UNDER THE STARRY SKY) premiered at the Toronto Festival in 2013 and was screened as part of the African Diaspora Cinema series in Cologne in 2015, which Dyana Gaye opened as patron.