Country of Origin
70 years after African independence, through the stories of 8 many women from Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Mozambique, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Burundi, it is easy to understand that the failed chauvinist strategy, amidst genocide, crises, internal wars and hunger, has not improved the living conditions of Africans.
Director Biography – Mohammed Sou
Born in 1949 in El-Asnam, Algeria, Mohammed Soudani emigrated to Ticino, Switzerland, 30 years ago, where he became one of the most appreciated and creative Swiss film and television directors. Very sensitive to the African situation and relations with Europe, he won the 1998 Swiss Film Award in Solothurn as Best Fiction Film with “Waalo Fendo (la où la terre gèle)”.
A cameraman for Algerian television from 1970 to 1971, after studying at IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Ecoles Cinématographiques) in Paris, he worked first as a cam- eraman and then as director of photography at Polivideo SA in Switzerland until 1986. During this period, in 1980, he trained as a director of photography in the United States.
He taught audiovisual at:
– the I.T.A.M. Institute and Video Presse in Paris
– Fininvest in Milan
– SUPSI, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of
– CISA, (International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences),