Demba

By

Mamadou Dia

With: Ben Mahmoud Mbow, Awa Djiga Kane, Mamadou Sylla, Aicha Talla, Saikou Lo, Mamadou Bayo Sarr

Demba is about to retire after 30 years of service at the city hall in his small town in Northern Senegal. That hot summer, as the 2-year anniversary of his wife’s passing approaches, he realizes he just can’t “shake it off.” As his mental health deteriorates, he discovers a new connection with his once estranged son. Can Demba recover from his loss without losing himself?

Festivals & Awards

Berlin Film Festival 2024 – Encounters Section

Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina 2024 – On the World Feature Film Competition

Original title: DEMBA

Production: Joyedidi - Niko Film

Nationality: Senegal - Germany - Qatar

Year of production: 2024

Running time: 116

Language: Peulh/Fulani

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