Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Mahamat Saleh Haroun: Haroun
Garba Issa: Garba
Aïcha Yelena: Isabelle
Akbar Mahamat-Saleh: Ali
Issa Serge Coelo: Serge
Written by: Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Producer: Claude Gilaizeau
Mahamat Saleh Haroun plays a Chadian film director who is returning to France after the death of his mother. After seeing the degraded state of the country, he decides to make a film called Bye Bye Africa and dedicate it to his mother. He faces criticism from his family and discovers that the state of Africa cinema is beyond repair. He eventually gives up and leaves Chad, leaving his camera to the boy who has been helping him.
David Walsh Without Flinching World Socialist Website
Dennis Harvey Bye Bye Africa (Chad-France) Variety (online magazine)
Yifen Beus. “Authorship and criticism in self-reflexive African Cinema”. Journal of African Cultural Studies 23.2 (2011): 133-152. Print.