Man sa yayI, Your Mother
- Moussa J. Sarr
- Yay Sokhna
- Yvonne Nafi
|Cinematography||Patrick Fabry, Papa Moctar Ndoye|
Born in the village of Fad’jal near Dakar, Senegal in 1943, she worked as a teacher before going on to study ethnology and film in Paris. She made her first short film La passante in 1972. Her prize-winning feature-length debut Kaddu Beykat (Berlinale Forum 1976), is regarded as the first feature film made by a female director from sub-Saharan Africa. In 1979, Faye came to the Freie Universität Berlin for a video workshop and subsequently stayed on in the city with a grant from the DAAD. It was in this period that her ZDF-produced feature film Man sa yay was made.
1972 La passante (The Passerby); 10 min. 1976 Kaddu Beykat (Letter from My Village); 97 min. 1979 Fad’jal (Come and Work); 113 min. · Goob na nu (The Harvest Is In); 29 min. 1980 Man sa yay (I, Your Mother); 59 min. 1981 Les âmes au soleil (Souls under the Sun); 27 min. 1982 Selbe et tant d’autres (Selbe: One Among Many); 32 min. 1985 Racines noires (Black Roots) 1989 Tesito; 30 min. 1996 Mossane; 106 min.
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023