Bye Bye Africa (Chad: 1999)


Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Cast list

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)

Academic Articles: 

Yifen Beus. “Authorship and criticism in self-reflexive African Cinema”. Journal of African Cultural Studies 23.2 (2011): 133-152. Print.

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