Aida Souka (Senegal: 1993)

Director

Mansour Sora Wade

Cast list

Fatou Nael Sow

Ngone Dieng

Baye Peul

Mansour Mbaye

Rama Thiaw

Credits

Script: Mansour Sora Wade

Synopsis

A film about sexuality and traditional ‘devices’ used by woman to seduce their men. Kine is a “disquette,” a young trendy girl who only wears Western clothes, who realizes that her husband only has eyes for traditional Senegalese women. She is then initiated into the art of seduction by a “dryanké,” a woman who is an expert in this art as a Senegalese tradition. Aida Souka is a subtly anti-Western tale about a journey through the strategies that Senegalese women use for seduction.

 

Reviews

Reviews/Articles:

NY Times Aida Souka

African Film Festival New York Aida Souka

Electronic Media Network Aida Souka

Danish Film Institute, Aida Souka

Available to watch at PANA Telivision, Aida Souka, Short film (fee applies)

Times Live, Senegal Film Industry Dying a Slow Death

Academic Articles:

De-westernizing Film Studies. By, Saër Maty Ba, and Will Higbee. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.

"Interview with Mansour Sora Wade." Interview by Albertine Itela. 31 Oct. 2002: n. pag. Web.

"Nationalist African Cinema : Legacy and Transformations." By, Sada Niang.  EBL Reader. Lexington Books, 21 Feb. 2014. Web.

 

 

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