A Single Word  [2014]
Une Simple Parole
DirectorKhady Sylla, Mariama Sylla
CastDoudou Dieye, Anta Sarr, Penda Diogo Sarr
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storyteller) who is one of the last repositories of their culture’s oral tradition.
In societies where written archival records are scant, the word becomes capital — passed down orally from teller to teller, it transcends the extinction of death. At once elegiac and explorative, A Single Word explores what is at stake for contemporary society with the loss of the word, synonymous with memory — a question all the more pressing and painful given that Khady Sylla passed away on October 8, 2013, while working on editing the film with her sister Mariama and Rodolphe Respaud.
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“A SINGLE WORD” (2014 presentation)
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Runtime1:03 (63min)
LanguageFrench, Wolof
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