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Couscous Island

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Couscous Island

Couscous Island

original title:

COUSCOUS ISLAND

cast:

Augustin Dioh, Anna Ndiaye, Elisabeth Ndong, Karim Sall, Louise Sarr, Cyprien Sène

production:

Fondazione Slow Food, Bodà, co-funded by the European Union

country:

Italy

year:

2012

film run:

27'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (18/01/2013)

festival & awards:

Louise lives with Rick and Joe, her grandchildren aged 3 and 4 years. Louise, Ana, Elisabeth, Jeneba are the women of the Fadiouth island millet coucous Presidium.
The community is Catholic and Muslim, but women share the meeting places, religious celebrations and live in mutual respect. They work together in a traditional way from seeding the millet in the land of baobabs till to washing it in the sea water.
The meeting between sea and land characterizes the traditional food of this small island at south of Dakar, in the middle of a lagoon fed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and populated by mangroves.