DAFA METTI (DIFFICULT)

DAFA METTI (DIFFICULT)

Part of the Film Africa 2020 Doc Shorts programme

Monday 2 November | 18:30 | Rich Mix, Screen 1

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Dir. Tal Amiran

UK. 2019. 14 mins. Wolof with English subtitles.

Dafa Metti casts a spotlight on undocumented Senegalese migrants who make a living by selling souvenirs under the famed Eiffel Tower. Life is difficult (dafa metti) as they not only support their loved ones with their meagre earnings but their livelihoods and safety are constantly threatened by Parisien police. Deportation is also a constant fear. But they are relentless. Dafa Metti is an unflinching look at a chequered migrant experience.

Film Africa Doc Shorts programme
A selection documentary shorts exploring migration and exile, mental health and family histories, among other themes. With a pre-recorded intro from Film Africa programmer Katarina Hedrén.


Director Tal Amiran headshot

Tal Amiran

Tal Amiran is a multiple award-winning director and editor based in London, UK. His films have screened at over a hundred film festivals internationally including AFI DOCS, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival winning Best Documentary Short at numerous festivals including Sarasota Film festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival.