JCC 2022



Alassane Sy - Sénégal


Marabout is the story of police detective Diagne who pursues a group of street kids in the streets of Dakar for stealing from him and discovers the dangers they are exposed to in their daily lives.

Film details

Type : Short Narrative Film
Duration : 18 min
Year of production : 2016
Country : Sénégal
Screenwriter : Alassane Sy
Director : Alassane Sy

Alassane Sy

Born in Mauritania, Alassane Sy moved with his family to Senegal in 1980. As a teenager, he relocated to Paris and later to New York, where he embarked on a career as a model. He caught the attention of director Andrew Dosunmu, who offered him the lead role in the film "Restless City." This marked the beginning of Alassane's acting career. His journey as a director started in 2015 with the short film "Marabout," which had its world premiere at the 2016 JCC, where it won the "Tanit d'or" award.