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Original title: Astel
France, Senegal, 2021, 24 min.

Director: Ramata-Toulay Sy
Production company:
La Chauve-Souris
40, Rue de Paradis
75010 Paris
Phone: +33 1 44 83 02 27

Co-producers: Kazak Productions, Astou Films
Age recommendation: 13 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

It's October, near the end of the rainy season in Fouta, an isolated region up-north in Senegal. Astel (13) accompanies her father in the bush every day. Together, they look after their herd of cows. But one day, in the middle of the desert, the meeting between the young girl and a shepherd disrupts the peaceful daily life between Astel and her father.

Odense IFF 2022
Olympia FF 2021
Dakar Court 2021
Leeds International FF 2021
FIFF - 2021 (awarded)
TIFF 2021 (awarded)