• Greek Title Ανάδυση
  • Original Title Emersion
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: France
  • Duration: 18'
  • Director: Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye Choreography: Abdou Ν’Gom
  • Scriptwriter: Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye
  • Cinematography: Nehemie Lemal, Corentin Tholinlake, Anthony Faye, Adrien Beldan, Marios Zervas, Chrysanthi Badeka
  • Editing: Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye
  • Music / Score: Analia Lentini, Agathe Moubembe (sabar drummer)
  • Sound: Miroslav Pilon (studio), Marie Moulin, Samy Pitiot
  • Cast: Woury Salla, Lola Guerry, Marlène Ahiha, Solène Girardin, Margot Libanga, Steven Perroud, Blaise Nsakala, Ibrahima Seck, Laly Rollandet and Saya Chaffangeon, Stevie Lacote, Sandrine Mélierre and Grice, Abdou N’Gom, Mimmy Guerry
  • Production: Dan.Cin.Lab
  • Co-production: Coorpi, Tanzrauschen, Malakta, Møz, mAPs’ Collection Power
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Format: DCP
  • Print Source: Dan.Cin.Lab

Yaa, a multi-ethnic girl, is confronted with her skin color for the first time when she discovers the shades of ballet shoes in a store. At 15, Yaa hates everything about her, especially her hair, which is constantly touched by strangers; she decides to straighten it to look like her friends. This is the beginning of a hellish journey that pushes her to want to reflect the world around her. When she can no longer damage her hair, she realizes that she needs a deep change.

Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye is a French filmmaker, with roots from Senegal, focusing on social injustices and mixing cultures. Her short film Ceeb (2019) won the French award of The Nespresso Talents Cannes Film Festival and her documentary The Bronx Berlin Connection (2019) was the winner of the Hip Hop Film Festival Europe 2020. In 2021 she released her new fiction short Fragments produced by Black Wealth Media in association with Black on Black Films, selected by Palm Springs Festival.



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