The Whistle
a film by As Thiam


Samba and his wife Coumba are a blind couple. They have earned their living by singing in the streets of Dakar for 35 years. One day, a bus strike forces them to walk their way through the fields to get to the city. They sing, argue, and fight as all old couples do. In the quiet of a flourishing nature, they try to picture how the world looks like. Until they come across a magic whistle..

Bronze Tanit - Journées cinématographiques - Carthage

Special Mention - FESPACO

Audience Award - Festival Plein Sud - Cozes



technical info
runing time: 22 minutes
format: 35 mm
ratio: 1:77
year of production: 2004

original languages:
available subtitles:

music: Wasis Diop
photography: Cesar Paes
editing: Agnès Contensou
director: As Thiam
producer: Marie-Clémence Paes
sound: Alioune Mbow
sound mixing: Stéphane de Roquigny
cast: James Campbell and Mame Ndoumbe Diop
production: Laterit productions
co-produced by: GTVS
with the support of: Commission Européenne (Fonds Européen de Développement)
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