Quitte le Pouvoir à One World Festival à Ottawa, Canada, le 1 Octobre (5:30 PM)

Quitte le Pouvoir ( Step Down) is being screened together with ' The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution ' by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson in an evening dedicated to exploring politics, protests and social movements in the United States and Senegal. October 1 (5:30 PM) at One World Festival in Ottawa, Canada
Politics, Protest, and People Power | Saturday, October 1st 5:30PM

#27thAnnualOneWorldFilmFestival - OWFF 2016


Victims have refound their dignity they say a week after former Chadian president Hissène Habré received a life sentence for crimes against humanity, torture, rape and war crimes.

N'Djamena, June 2016

Ceremonie de Prince Claus Fund Ceremonie à Amsterdam: un 'journal rappé' de Keyti et de Djily Bagdad de Y'en a marre

notre film Quitte le Pouvoir montré sur la chaine AFRIDOCS

#DuoSoloDanse St Louis, Senegal

Early morning shoot in Dakar for documentary Habré Trial

photo credit Ricci Shryock

Palais de Justice Dakar abandoné

Last Saturday I walked with a friend into the former Courthouse of Dakar, abandoned since the end of the 1990's. The floors are covered with personal documents, fingerprints, police reports etc, all under a thick layer of dust, for anybody to see and pick up.

Festivals du film du Quitte le Pouvoir

- June 26, 27, 28 2015 - Festival Cine Droit Libre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

- June 10, May 20, 2015  - Festival Africa Fête in Marseille,

- June 6 2015- screening at Bayreuth University, African Literature Association, Conference 'African Futures and Beyond’, Bayreuth, Germany.

 - May 20 2015 - third screening QLP / 'Wade get out!' in Freedom Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with as . topic 'films that combine art and activism’. Freedom Film festival 2015 in Malaysia (third screening)

- May 16 2015 - Festival Vif in Mantes la Jolie (surrounding Paris)

- April 9 - screening in Fresnes, the second biggest prison of France for a public of 150 prisoners, with rapper Fou Malade of Y'en a marre as animator and debator. 

- April 5 & 6 2015 - Paris/ St Denis: screening at festival Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient‬ and in cinema Louxor at festival Banlieues Bleues (a well known film and music festival in the suburbs of Parijs)

- March 20 2015- Screening for young activists and bloggers in Burundi, in the context of the coming presidential elections in Burundi
- December 2014- Dakar, screening & debate in G Hip Hop Centre in Guediawaye, one of the largest and poorest suburbs of Dakar, with Cheikhou Diarra and rapper Fou Malade
- November 2014 - screening at 'Africa Day' in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, organized by the Max van der Stoel Foundation.- September 2014 - 'Quitte le Pouvoir' has been nominated for the Freedom Award, at the 6th Passion for Freedom Festival in London. 
- September 2014 - Freedom Festival Malaysia (2x) 
- September 2014 -  screening for the staff of the EU delegation in Dakar, Senegal
- March 2014 - Sneak preview for our crowdfunders at Castrum Peregrini, cultural centre and intellectual playground for writers, artists and thinkers in Amsterdam
- April 10 2014 - Sneak preview at the Dutch Embassy in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar: répétition for le projet d'Art 'Handle with Care

Sunday March 15 at my house: rehearsals with wonderful Senegalese actresses, discussing the problems concerning female trafficking and forced prostitution for the beautiful art project 'Handle with Care' of Dutch artists Jimini Hignett and Patricia Kaersenhout. Almost all of the actresses knew someone who was lured or almost lured into the trafficking trap. Thanks Rosalie van Deursen for making the connection for this great team of Jimini, Patricia and Cheikhou Diarra, who found these great actresses.

Journee de depistage VIH à la résidence de Pays Bas.

Dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le Sida (le 1er décembre), l’Ambassade et une association sénégalaise ont organisé, hier, une journée de dépistage VIH volontaire, anonyme et gratuite. Une centaine de jeunes hommes sont venus à la Résidence pour la sensibilisation, counseling individuel et le dépistage.  Le taux de prévalence VIH était élevé. 

De nos jours, les personnes vivant avec le VIH vivent habituellement longtemps et en bonne santé grâce à la disponibilité des traitements.

Quitte le Pouvoir nominé pour 'Prix de la Liberté' à Londre

Quitte le Pouvoir est nominé pour 'Prix de la Liberté' à Londre par le 'Passion for Freedom Festival.

16 et 24 Août, la première de Quitte le Pouvoir au World Cinema Festival à Amsterdam

Premiere at the World Cinema Festival Amsterdam: Click here for more information.

- 16 Augustus 20:00 hrs: Bijlmer Bios, 'Open Air' Cinema, concert of rapgroup 'Y’en a Marre’ (‘Fed Up), at 21:00 hrs screening of ‘Quitte le Pouvoir’ with Q&A Y'en a marre and Dutch rappers.

- 24 Augustus 16:00 hrs: Cinema Rialto Amsterdam, Q&A with ‘Y'en a Marre’ and moderator Sylvana Simons, media personality and cofounder of 'the house of power’

For reservations World Cinema Amsterdam Festival:

Further screenings / concerts:
- 20 Augustus: 18:00 hrs. Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam-North, Outdoor Cinema & Afrobeat: screening film & small concert by 'Y’en a Marre’ with the Dutch group Kofi during Afrobeats evening:

- 26 Augustus 19:30 hrs: Humanity House, Prinsengracht 8, The Hague: film, debate & concert by 'Y’en a Marre':

10 avril: FILM « QUITTE LE POUVOIR » à la résidence des Pays Bas, Dakar, Senegal

Ce soir, le documentaire « Quitte le Pouvoir » de la cinéaste néerlandaise Aida Grovestins sera projeté à la résidence de l’Ambassadeur. La projection de ce documentaire, qui parle du rôle de Y’en a Marre pendant les élections présidentielles de 2012, sera suivi d'un débat sur l’actualité politique au Sénégal.

Women of Waalo

In West-Africa, a story is told from generation to generation. The story of the Women of Waalo, from the northwest of Senegal. It is an impressive story of resistance in which the women of this region massively said 'No'. This small word had a huge impact. A collective loss resulted in the rise of female leaders in a continent full of slavery.

SCENARIO Fiona van Heemstra
ART WORK Machteld Aarsde
ANIMATIE Hanneke van der Linden
RESEARCH & IDEE & CAMERA Aida Grovestins
RESEARCH Cheikh Diarra


SNEAK PREVIEW especially for all the crowdfunders of the film, for our sponsors Webster University and AFK.

The exhibition of the more than 1000 drawings made for the film, could be chosen hand handpicked directly by the crowdfunders from the wall.

Cheikh Diarra, member of the Senegalese rap activist movement Y'en a marre (Fed Up) was present as well.

Go to the site of Castrum Peregrini.


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