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While We Live
(Medan vi lever)
In Swedish and English with Finnish subtitles
For audiences aged 7 and above
|Kandia, an African woman in her fifties who has lived in Sweden for 30 years, decides to move back to Gambia. Her son Ibbe, who dreams of a career in hip hop and is about to make a breakthrough, goes with her. Their encounter with their homeland, however, doesn't turn out the way they imagined. A warm, broad drama comedy about a universal theme: identity.
Director: Dani Kouyaté
Dani Kouyaté (born in 1961) is a director and screenwriter originally from Burkina Faso. While We Live is his debut feature film since moving to Sweden.
|Screenplay: Dani Kouyaté & Olivier Guerpillon
Cast: Adam Kanyama, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Richard Sseruwagi, Sten Ljunggren
Production: Maria Larsson Guerpillon & Julien Siri / Digital Filmmakers