Has God Forsaken Africa?

Has God Forsaken Africa?

In this feature documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to Dakar, where he grew up, and asks this painful question: has God forsaken Africa? The answer is bitter. As he films 5 young adults seeking to immigrate to the West at any cost, the filmmaker discovers the helplessness of individuals faced with international indifference and the apathy of the leaders of a society emptied of its resources and incapable of meeting its needs. A deeply human film that makes the case for a global ecology in which no nation or people is abandoned.

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Credits
  • participant
    Jeff Kader
    Ibrahima
    Ahmadou
    Omar
    Djiby
    Mor Sene
    Abib Ndao
    Madior Ndiaye
    Papa Barry
    Aïcha Diouf
    Modou N'Diaye
    Nogaye Mboup
    Adja Barry
    Diallo Thierno
  • research
    Musa Dieng Kala
  • script
    Musa Dieng Kala
  • direction
    Musa Dieng Kala
  • script consultant
    Raymonde Provencher
  • camera
    Alex Margineanu
  • location sound
    Louis Léger
  • production manager
    Raymonde Provencher
  • production assistant
    Pierre Lecomte
  • picture editing
    Marie Hamelin
  • sound editing
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
    Bruno Pucella
  • associate producer - development
    Mahalia Verna
  • stills photographer
    Alex Margineanu
  • digital editing technician
    Danielle Raymond
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • narration
    Musa Dieng Kala
    Famara Kujabi
  • narration recording
    Luc Léger
  • voice director
    Production René Gagnon inc.
  • adaptation
    Robert Paquin
  • subtitling
    Robert Paquin
    Leah Kosatsky
  • translation
    Leah Kosatsky
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Technicolor, Services créatifs, Montréal
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • original music
    Musa Dieng Kala
  • vocals
    Musa Dieng Kala
  • keyboard
    Robert Lafond
  • programming
    Robert Lafond
  • visual archives research
    Michèle Houle
  • clearances
    Michèle Houle
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • administrator
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • administrative assistant
    Dominique Brunet
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
    Christiane Germain
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
    Colette Loumède
  • producer
    Colette Loumède
    Christian Medawar