Felicite, a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son's treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize at Africa's top cinema festival.
The film by Abderrahmane Sissako, produced by Sylvie Pialat for Films du Worso, enjoys a magnificent career in America, a territory that is usually difficult to conquer.
The Criterion Collection has just released a new box set and it's a big one. Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project collector's set brings together six classic films from around the world. Among them is Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety's 1973 masterpiece Touki Bouki.