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Valdiodio N'Diaye an historical trial

The United States of Africa had to be torpedoed, eliminating the hero of Senegal’s independence

  • Amina N'Diaye Leclerc
  • Amina N'diaye Leclerc
  • Christophe Coutens
  • Jean Baptiste Predali
  • Amina N'Diaye Leclerc
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Valdiodio N'Diaye un Proces pour l'histoire
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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  • Student Project:
  • FESPACO 2021
    October 20, 2021
    African premiere
    Fespaco 2021
Distribution Information
  • Axxon media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Belgium
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Amina N'Diaye Leclerc

Amina was born in Kaolack, Senegal, then moved to Paris, where she produced four creative documentaries with her company Guelwaar Production. Together with her production company in Senegal, Africa Productions, she directed a feature film entitled: «Valdiodio N'Diaye, Un Procès Pour l'Histoire»

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Director Statement

The film highlights an obscure moment of African
independence and questions the official version of History.
Valdiodio N’Diaye, hero of Senegal’s independence,
is unfairly accused of having fomented a Coup d’Etat
alongside Council President Mamadou Dia. Direct witnesses, all
unanimous, recount the masquerade of the procedure orchestrated by
President Senghor who eliminated with the complicity of France a team
considered too sovereignist. We discover with astonishment the prison
of Kedougou, in the heart of Senegal, where these elites were forced
into isolation for 12 long years, a persecution that does not correspond
to the image that Senghor gave to himself, defending the humanist
values of Negritude. Will the trial be reviewed ?