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Moussa Sene Absa

Born in 1958 in Dakar, Senegal Moussa Sene Absa overflows with creativity. He is a film

director, as well as a painter, writer and composer.

In cinema, he wrote the screenplay for Les Enfants de Dieu, which was honored at the

Francophone film festival. His directorial debut, the short film Le Prix du Mensonge,

earned him the Silver Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival in 1988. His film Tableau Ferraille

won the award for best photography at FESPACO 1997. His next work, Madame Brouette

won the Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2003. He has also produced a popular daily

comedy sketch (400 pieces), Gorgorlu, for Senegalese television. His talent as a painter

is also well established and his work has been exhibited in Senegal, Europe and North








  • 2010 Yoole, the sacrifice (documentary)

  • 2010 The Lost Wings of Angels (documentary)

  • 2007 Teranga Blues

  • 2002 Madame Brouette (Extraordinaire destin de Madame Brouette)

  • 2001 And So The Angels Die (Ainsi meurent les anges)

  • 1997 Tableau Ferraille

  • 1994 Rocking Popenguine (Ça twiste à Poponguine)



  • 2006 Song of Seduction Ngoyaan,(documentary), 45 minutes

  • 2005 Blues for a Diva, (documentary) 52 minutes

  • 2005 Jef Jel (documentary)

  • 2001-2003 Gorgorlu, 400 short films, each 5 minutes for Senegalese Television.

  • 1994 Yalla yaana (fiction) 40 minutes

  • 1992 Molaan (documentary) 30 minutes

  • 1991 Entre nos mains (documentary) 30 minutes

  • 1991 Jaaraama (documentary) 20 minutes

  • 1991 Set Setal (documentary) 30 minutes

  • 1990 Ken Bugul (fiction) 60 minutes

  • 1988 Prix du mensonge, Le (fiction) 20 minutes

  • 1988 Perigord Noir (actor) Feature film, directed by Nicole Ribowski

  • 1988 Paris XY (actor) feature, directed by Zeka Laplaine

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