35 Bobo's path Home

Bobo's path Home (35)

09:00, Friday 03rd July, Theatre B


  • Director: Emmanuelle Villard (FRA)
  • Year: 2007
  • Run time: 53'
  • Format: mini DV, PAL

Mamadou “Bobo” Ba, an artist painter, lives and works in the home of his parents at Kidira. Kidira is on the border between Senegal and Mali at about 600 km from Dakar. The parents left their respective village birthplaces when quite young – Bobo decided to go there to see for himself – “Bobo’s path home” is witness to this journey situated midway between research in ancestral techniques, artistic creation and the quest for identity.

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