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Boulevards D'Afrique


This French 16-millimeter feature received its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Novice director Tam-Sir Doueb was assisted by veteran Jean Rouch, famed for such documentaries as Chronicle of a Summer and Jaguar. Subtitled bac ou mariage, the film is based on the popular Senegalese musical Tali Bu Mag. Unlike Rouch's other films, Boulevards D'Afrique has a plot to follow: the simplistic Tali Bu Mag storyline involving an unwanted arranged marriage. Even so, the director characteristically pays...more