MALICK SIDIBÉ: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A PORTRAITIST
PHOTO SOUVENIR



CANADIAN PREMIERE

MALICK SIDIBÉ: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A PORTRAITIST DIRECTED BY SUSAN VOGELFIRST RUN/ICARUS FILMS USA, 2006, 8 MIN

A portrait of an internationally acclaimed Malian photographer that spans his 40-year career.

TORONTO PREMIERE

PHOTO SOUVENIR DIRECTED BY PAUL COHEN & MARTIJN VAN HAALENCPS FILMS HOLLAND, 2006, 54 MIN

Philippe Koudjina's images of Niger in the 60s capture a nation basking in the glow of recent independence, with his countrymen smiling and dancing the twist. Today, thanks to cataracts, poverty and a car accident, Koudjina doesn't take any pictures. In his house, a mountain of negatives wither away, while in France collectors snap up his prints and demand his signature. Will Koudjina's rising popularity abroad save him from becoming a pauper at home?