The Price Of Forgiveness / Ndeysaan

Director: Mansour Sora Wade
Country: Senegal / France
Year: 2001
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Wolof


For many months, a strange mist has enshrouded a small Senegalese fishing village.  In this setting, two childhood friends compete for the love of the beautiful Maxoye.  Mbanik, the son of a marabout, dares to challenge the spirits on his own and manages to make the mist vanish.  He becomes the village hero and wins Maxoye’s hand in marriage.  Yatma, however, has trouble keeping his envy in check.

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About the Director

Mansour Sora Wade

mansourBiography: Mansour Sora Wade was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1952. After majoring in film studies at the University of Paris, he worked with various cultural agencies before beginning a career in 1976 directing television films. Among his films are Fary l’anesse and Aida Souka. His splendid Picc Mi won the 1993 Prix Afrique en Creation and Prix de la Paix at FESPACO. His film, The Price of Forgiveness, won seven awards at film festivals around the world.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Fary, l’anesse (1993, 1988);
Aida Souka (1994, 2001);
Picc Mi (1994, 2001);
The Price of Forgiveness [Ndeysaan] (2002).

Fary, l’anesse (1988);
Aida Souka (1992);
Picc Mi (1992);
The Price of Forgiveness [Ndeysaan] (2001);
Fire of Mansaré (2009).