Dusk | Dämmerung
At dusk, the spirit world grows bolder. The darkness of the Dakar market where the solitary, slender figure of Pa Kong-Kong dwells, is considered no place for children to venture. But after she draws the white marble signalling her as their new head, Binta must prove to her peers that girls have the bravery to lead. The shadows stir with ominous sounds. She steps forward determined to reveal a local secret and discovers a new inner confidence.
by Awa Moctar Gueye
with Binta Traoré, Mouhamed Aw, Abdou Camara, Djiby Camara, Ndèye Thioro Camara, Maimouna Ly, Cheikh Amadou Bamba Traoré
Senegal 2023 Wolof 16’ World premiere recommendation: 12 years and up


  • Binta Traoré (Binta)
  • Mouhamed Aw (Aw)
  • Abdou Camara (Abdou)
  • Djiby Camara (Djiby)
  • Ndèye Thioro Camara (Thioro)
  • Maimouna Ly (Maimouna)
  • Cheikh Amadou Bamba Traoré (Khadim)


Director Awa Moctar Gueye
Screenplay Awa Moctar Gueye
Cinematography Louis Mas
Editing Moustapha Mballo Dieng, Assetou Koné
Music Badara Seck
Sound Design Alarba Bousso, Banel Sy, Loris M. Zinzindohoue, Aissatou Sow, Cheikh Diop
Sound Michel Tsagli
Costumes Mati Fall
Casting Alioune Sané
Assistant Director Salimata Momath Ndiom Ciss
Production Manager Souleymane Dia
Post Production Makha Bao Fall
Colour Correction Ahmadou Deme, Delphine D. Kaboré
Producer Chloé Ortolé

Awa Moctar Gueye

The screenwriter and director graduated with a master’s degree in arts and culture from the Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal. She has undertaken residencies at the Summer University of La Fémis in Paris, the Fidadoc Residency in Morocco and the Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma du réel in Senegal. Her films have screened at festivals including in Poitiers, Bilbao and Saint-Louis.


2015 Behind the Shadows; short film 2017 Agnya, the Child Sacrifice; short film 2019 Song of Crow; medium-length film · Mo mola la borotti; short film · Jaar jaar; documentary 2020 Eternal Sunshine; short documentary 2022 Saaraba; short documentary 2023 Timis

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023