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[CINE-ART] – SENEGAL – A film about Senegal’s independence in preview at the Cannes Film Festival

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Valdiodio Ndiaye actor in the independence of Senegal

The film «Valdiodio N’Diaye, un procès pour l’Histoire» by director Amina N’Diaye Leclerc will be in the spotlight at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France on July 9. An opportunity to highlight Valdiodio N’diaye’s struggle for Senegal’s independence.

«Valdiodio N’Diaye, un procès pour l’Histoire», the unpublished film by director Amina N’Diaye Leclerc, will be screened as a preview on July 9 at the Cannes Film Festival in France. This film, which looks back at Valdiodio N’diaye’s struggle for Senegal’s independence, will be showcased alongside other films in order to make his story known to the world.

Indeed, «Valdiodio N’Diaye, un procès pour l’Histoire» is a film that marks a questioning of the official version of the history of Senegal’s independence. In this feature film, director Amina N’Diaye Leclerc questions credible sources who tell another version of the story of the independence of this West African state.

According to their testimonies, Valdiodio N’Diaye, hero of Senegal’s independence, was the victim of a coup d’état charge. Born on 19 March 1923 in Rufisque (a suburb of Dakar), Valdiodio N’Diaye is considered the father of Senegal’s independence. Arrested in December 1962 for having fomented a coup d’état alongside the President of the Council, Mamadou Dia. He was released in April 1974.

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In this film, the former President of the Republic of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade and Robert Badinter, both lawyers at the 1963 trial, as well as the Attorney General, Ousmane Camara recount the masquerade of the procedure orchestrated by President Léopold Sédar Senghor who eliminated with the complicity of France a team considered too sovereignist.

Source : Afrik.com

       

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