On December 17, 1962, Mamadou Dia, President of the Senegalese Council of Ministers, was arrested and given a life sentence, accused of a coup d'Etat by his friend and companion Leopold Sedar Senghor. Fifty years later, while the presidential campaign of 2012 agitates the country around the values of democracy, actors and witnesses of the events of 1962 take the stand.
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|Subtitles:||Français - English|
|Director:||Ousmane William Mbaye|
© 2012. Autoproduction - INA - Les Films Mame Yande
a film by Ousmane William Mbaye
On December 17, 1962, Mamadou Dia, President of the Senegalese Council of Ministers, was arrested and then given a life sentence, accused of a coup d'Etat by his friend and companion Leopold Sedar Senghor. He would be imprisoned with four of his closest ministers. Among them, my uncle Joseph Mbaye, Minister of Rural Economy.
The following day, the Constitution was modified, and the parliamentary system was succeeded by a presidential system, giving Senghor full powers. For 17 years Senghor and Dia had walked together, inseparable and complementary, united in the same ideal for Senegal's development.
Fifty years later, while the presidential campaign of 2012 agitates the country around the values of democracy, actors and witnesses of the events of 1962 take the stand.
Screenplay & Direction: Ousmane William MBAYE
Editing: Laurence ATTALI
Music: Amadou DOUKOURÉ
Picture and Sound: Ousmane William MBAYE- Stéphane de TRÉBONDS - Jacques PAMART - Xavier VAUTHRIN
Mixing: Laurent THOMAS - Calibration : Rémi BERGE
The actors and witnesses of the events of 1962, in order of appearance:
Mamadou DIA, President Council of Ministers from1956 to 1962
Léopold Sédar SENGHOR, President of the Republic from1960 to1980
Annette MBAYE d'ERNEVILLE, my mother and journalist
Dialo DIOP BLONDIN, SG of RND, co-prisoner of Mamadou DIA from 1972 to 1974
Abdou DIOUF, President of the Republic from 1981 to 2000
Amadou Mahtar MBOW, Member of P.R.A and Minister of Dia from 1957 to 1958
Marie Louise GUEYE, Wife of Doudou Gueye, Militant of RDA
Moustapha NIASSE, Minister of Senghor from 1970 to 1979
Cheikh Hamidou KANE, Writer and Minister of Dia
Roland COLIN, Chief of Staff of Mamadou DIA from 1957 to 1962
Général Alfred DIALLO, General, Head of the Army in 1962
AUTOPRODUCTION : Laurence ATTALI
INA : Gérald COLLAS
LES FILMS MAME YANDE : Ousmane William MBAYE
With the Participation of :
TV5MONDE - TVR RENNES 35 BRETAGNE - CFI
OIF : Fonds francophone de production audiovisuelle du Sud
CNC : Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
PROCIREP, Société des producteurs et ANGOA
CCM : Centre cinématographique Marocain
Gold Tanit - Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage
Audience Award & Students award - Festival du Film d'Histoire de Pessac
Documentary 3rd award - FESPACO 2013
Trophées du meilleur court et moyen métrage - Trophees francophones du cinema
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