Quitte le Pouvoir (Resign) – Women of Waalo
A documentary film with animations (50 min.) about the illusion of power, resistance and female leadership during the presidential elections in Senegal in 2012.
The first female presidential candidate Amsatou Sow Sidibé gives hope for real political change in a country where the ruling president Abdoulaye Wade (86) is trying to keep himself and his son in power. Amongst the opposition, Sow Sidibé is a candidate with still clean record. Meanwhile a group of young rappers, risking their lives, mobilizes the people onto the streets in protest against Wade. In the political turmoil of the country, both the rappers as well as Sow Sidibé are confronted with the power manipulations of Abdoulaye Wade. Drawn animations and music give a layer of commentary which refers to an old Senegalese story of ultimate resistance of female leaders. Supported by Amsterdams Fonds for the Arts (AFK), Webster University Leiden / St.Louis USA, and more. / translations Jacqueline van Wegen /
Watch the trailer here (editor: Aart Jan vd Linden):
help us finish making the film via: http://www.cinecrowd.nl/quitte-le-pouvoir-women-waalo
and here the teaser from 2011: