“In order to decolonise cinema, we must first decolonise ourselves…”: An Interview with Moussa Sene Absa about XALE

The first video below is the full length interview with Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Sene Absa, during his first trip to London for the world première of Xale at the 66th BFI London Film Festival. It was conducted in French by Screen Worlds partner Estrella Sendra, on Saturday 8 October 2022, following the three screenings of the film, all in presence of the director Moussa Sene Absa, for an introduction and Q&A after the film. In this interview, award-winning director Moussa Sene Absa generously shares his precious memories in cinema, and what this title is bringing as the conclusion to his trilogy on women’s destiny.

This second video an extract from the interview. Here, he specifically refers to what decolonising cinema means.