QUITTE LE POUVOIR (WADE, GET OUT) / DOCUMENTARY
The film (46') follows 'Y'en a marre' ('We're Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists, that plays a key role in voting Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in 2012.
'Quitte le Pouvoir' (WADE, GET OUT) (46').
The film follows 'Y'en a marre' ('We're Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists, that mobilizes the Senegalese youth to register and vote Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in the 2012 elections. In 2011 Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade declares that he will run for a third term in the elections. Knowing full well that the Consitution does not allow it. ‘Y’en a marre’ (Fed Up’) is founded that same year. Using music and door-to-door campaigns, ‘Y’en a marre’ calls upon the youth to engage politically and demonstrate against Wade’s candidacy. They also urge the youth to register and use their voting card as their democratic weapon. Y’en a marre succeeded to register 300.000 new voters. They have inspired young people from other West-African countries to politically engage in pacifist civil movements, to avoid the violent scenario of the ‘Arab Spring’.
The film is crowdfunded through Cinecrowd, IndieGoGo, and financially supported by The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Webster University Leiden NL / St.Louis USA
Director: Aida Grovestins, Crossroads Docs
Production: Aida Grovestins & Machteld Aardse
Drawings: Machteld Aardse
Animation: Hanneke van der Linden
Montage: Allard Detiger
Sound: Alioune Mbow & Mamadou Fall
Music for soundtrack: Julien Grossmann
Narrator, researcher, author title song:
member Y'en a marre, Cheikhou Diarra
Pre-montage: Aart Jan van der Linden
Cinematographer: Pierre Lecomte
FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Ottawa, One World Festival, 1 Oct (2016) | Cannes Short film festival (2016) | ROMA Cinedoc | AFRIDOCS (2016) | Global Issues Film Festival at Kettering University and University of Michigan, USA | Ford Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria (Oct 2015) | Festival Cine Droit Libre - Senegal and Burkina Faso | Prison Fresnes Paris, France | Banlieues Bleues Film festival Paris | Film festival Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient Paris | Freedom Film Festival Malaysia | Passion for Freedom Festival London | AfricaFête Marseille | World Cinema Film Festival Amsterdam | EU Delegation Dakar |
special screening for students and bloggers in Burundi | GHIPHOP Centre Dakar | Centre Africultururban Dakar | Bayreuth University, Germany | Dutch Embassy Dakar | Afrikadag Amsterdam | Humanity House The Haque,
The Netherlands | H401 Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
Twitter: QLP / WomenofWaalo@WomenofWaalo