About the Film

Larabilaran: Le Talibé Et Moi explores social and economic inequality in Dakar through the life of a talibé, Seydina, who encounters and negotiates his identity and relationships with Mariama, a young well educated and privileged girl.

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This Sunu Thiossane Production is the culminating project featuring the works of teaching artists in modern, contemporary and traditional dance, spoken word, visual art created by our 2016 summer camp participants.

The film is dedicated to the theme of hope and is an expression of our commitment to fostering compassion, understanding, and the end to inequality, while highlighting the major issue of forced begging in Senegal. 

Learn more about the process by taking a behind-the-scenes look at posts from filming in August 2016. 




Thank you to everyone who made this film possible. A few honorable mentions include, CUNY Baruch College Arts Administration Program, S.A.B.S, donors through our GoFundMeCampaign, and of course, friends and family.  

All photos on this site are property of Sunu Thiossane: Youth Development Agency and the film Larabilaran: Le Talibé Et Moi.