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Quitte le Pouvoir (Step Down), documentary film, 47'

The film follows 'Y'en a marre' ('Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists, that plays a key role in voting Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in 2012.
  • Documentary films
  • 2014 / 2015

The film follows 'Y'en a marre' ( 'Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists, that mobilizes the Senegalese youth to register and vote Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in the 2012 elections. In 2011 Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade declares that he will run for a third term in the elections. Knowing full well that the Consitution does not allow it. ‘Y’en a marre’ (Fed Up’) is founded that same year. Using music and door-to-door campaigns, ‘Y’en a marre’ calls upon the youth to engage politically and demonstrate against Wade’s candidacy. They also urge the youth to register and use their voting card as their democratic weapon. Y’en a marre succeeded to register 300.000 new voters. They have inspired young people from other West-African countries to politically engage in pacifist civil movements, to avoid the violent scenario of the ‘Arab Spring’.

The film is crowdfunded through Cinecrowd, IndieGoGo, and financially supported by The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Webster University Leiden NL/ St.Louis USA

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS : Arusha African Film Festival (2016) | One World Festival, Ottawa, Canada (2016) | AFRIDOCS (2016) | Global Issues Film Festival at Kettering University and University of Michigan, USA (2016) | Ford Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria (Oct 2015) | Festival Cine Droit Libre - Burkina Faso and Senegal (2015) | Prison Fresnes Paris, France (2015) | Banlieues Bleues Film festival Paris (2015) | ‪ Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient Paris (2015) | AfricaFête Marseille 2015) | Bayreuth University, Germany (2015) | Freedom Film Festival Malaysia (2015) | Passion for Freedom Festival London (2014) | World Cinema Film Festival Amsterdam (2014)| EU Delegation Dakar (2014) | WAZA / RNW screening for students and bloggers in Burundi (2014) | GHIPHOP Centre Dakar (2014) | Centre AfriculturUrban Dakar (2014) | Dutch Embassy Dakar (2014) | Afrikadag Amsterdam (2014) | Humanity House The Hague, The Netherlands (2014) | Castrum Peregrini Amsterdam (2014) | Tolhuistuin Amsterdam (2014)

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