Burn it Up Djassa / LE DJASSA A PRIS FEU
Dir. LONESOME SOLO, 2012, IVORY COAST/FRANCE , 70 min, FRENCH/NUSHI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Official selection TIFF 2012, NDNF 2012.
Brimming with the fateful energy of the ghetto, this cinema-vérité-shot, noir-tinged drama was shot in 11 days and created collectively by its streetwise protagonists eager to give voice to their present situation. Tony (Abdoul Karim Konate) is stuck in a rut and desperate to get out of the ghetto; the cocky youth hangs out gambling and hawking cigarettes until bad luck pushes him into an irrevocable dead-end situation. Narrated by a storyteller in Nouchi slang and set to slam poetry this vibrant snap-shot will have you cheering for cosmic justice.