Guiss Guiss Bou Bess - Sunu Gal

Latest Music Video from Senegalese band Guiss Guiss Bou Bess, Sunu Gal (our canoe) is timely given the current situation in Senegal.
Since March 3, Senegal has experienced an unprecedented popular uprising with unprecedented violence showing the anger of the people at the current policy which hinders the freedoms of expression and the democracy of the country yet taken as an example for many years.
Featuring the young rapper ISS814, Sunu Gal is an ode to the values of Senegalese society, dialogue and joking cousins, real peacekeepers in the country.
Intended for young people, this clip recalls the fundamental principles of Teranga, the importance of others, the dialogue and grounding necessary for living together.
Through this video, Guiss Guiss Bou Bess hopes to send a message of peace and calls on the youth to peaceful protest and the government to respect its people.
This clip is dedicated to all the young people who perished at sea and on the streets in the hope of a better world.

  • Jean-Baptiste Joire
    Director
  • Helico Music
    Producer
  • Mara Seck
    Key Cast
  • ISS 814
    Key Cast
  • Mustapha Niass
    Key Cast
  • Bec Stupak
    Editing and Post-Production
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Electro Sabar, Global Bass, rap
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Senegal
  • Country of Filming:
    Senegal
  • Language:
    Wolof
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Helico
    Distributor
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jean-Baptiste Joire

Born in 1982 in France and residing in Senegal, Jean Baptiste Joire is an artist whose multidisciplinary practice is deployed in digital photographic techniques and experimental cinema. He holds a master's degree in cinema at the University of Paris X Nanterre, he also received a two-year professional training in video and lighting techniques at the CCOF in Orsay University.
Combining a chronicler of the real world perspective with a heightened creative sensitivity, he specialized for a time in photoreporting by documenting important social and political movements in the West, in particular that of the Indigné(e)s (in which he was actively involved for almost a year).
He is passionate about political and social issues on the African continent, working for the press (Jeune-Afrique, Grazzia, Ouest France) during the Senegalese and Guinean presidential elections.
He has also conducted several workshops on the art of photography and the techniques of image making before moving to Dakar in 2013.
There he made many collaborations with likeminded artists to reveal the richness and the energy of the Senegalese capital.
His current series, Dakar's Creators, in line with this approach, combines with finesse creative photography, video art and documentary research using a video art and documentary research using a cinematic visual writing.

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