• Director

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

  • With

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Garba Issa

  • Chad 1999. 86min

  • Digital

  • English subtitles

Haroun’s semi-autobiographical debut tells the story of a filmmaker who returns to Ndjamena, Chad, following the death of his mother. Determined to shoot a film there, he is confronted by the terrible state of the country and also notes the decline of film culture across the wider continent. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Haroun captures Chad at the end of the 20th century and in the throes of a civil war that unfolds amid the ruins of Western colonialism.

The screening of Bye Bye Africa on Thursday 4 July will include a discussion with film curator Abiba Coulibaly.