‘Dolce Vita Africana’
Cosima Spender, UK, 2011, 63 min.
Het Ketelhuis Westergasfabriek: Thursday September 20 2012 - 17.45hr. Saturday September 22 2012 - 16.45hr.
A documentary about internationally renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, whose iconic images of his country from the late 1950s through to the 70s captured the carefree spirit of his generation asserting their freedom after independence up until an Islamic coup ushered in years of military dictatorship. The filmmakers travel to Malick Sidibé’s studio in Bamako to witness him at work and meet many of the subjects of his earlier photographs, whose personal stories also tell the history of Mali.