Quitte le Pouvoir

  • Category: Documentary
  • Genre: politics/music/social issues
  • Director: Aida Grovestins
  • Producer: Crossroads Docs

A documentary film with animations (57 min.) on the power of grassroots resistance during the presidential elections in Senegal, West Africa in 2012. How a group of rappers become the guardians of their democracy.

A collective of rappers turn their frustration with Senegal’s politics into action. They mobilize the nation’s youth in massive peaceful protests against their president Abdoulaye Wade (86). ‘The Old Man’ wants to illegally run for a third term in the elections as he is grooming his son to succeed him. Will the rappers be able to mobilize the Senegalese youth to oust the president by vote?

[The Netherlands]

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