Under The Starry Sky  [2013]
Des Étoiles
DirectorDyana Gaye
CastRalph Amoussou, Babacar M'Baye Fall, Mata Gabin, Marème Demba Ly, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Sokhna Niang, Maya Sansa, Andrei Zayats
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three continents. A quiet drama, about the anxieties of negotiating journeying to foreign countries and making a place for oneself in the world.
Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno’s three destinies cross paths and echo one another, delineating a constellation of exile.
Sophie, 24 years old, leaves Dakar to join her husband, Abdoulaye, in Turin. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye has already left for New York through a smuggler’s network. 19-year-old Thierno is traveling in Africa for the first time.
With these three characters’ destinies, Des Etoiles takes us on a journey through the diversity of the cities the characters travel to, confronting us with the realities, hopes, and dreams of contemporary emigration.
2013 Screening Schedule

“UNDER THE STARRY SKY” (2013 feature film directed by Dyana Gaye)
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Runtime1:25 (85min)
LanguageFrench, Wolof
CountryFrance, Senegal
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