Maayo Wonaa Keerol (Le fleuve n’est pas une frontière)

Directed by: Alassane Diago



2022 | Countries: Senegal, France, Germany


On 9 April 1989, after another clash between Mauritanian herders and Senegalese farmers on the Senegalese border at Diawara, there was an incredible escalation of violence in both countries.
These events resulted in thousands of victims and tens of thousands of refugees. Thirty years after the conflict, the wounds have not yet healed.
In Dagana, Senegal, on the border of the two countries, the film director brought  together forty protagonists, witnesses and victims, under the palaver tree, to look back on these events on both sides of the river, in order to understand what really happened, and to try to take a step towards reconciliation together.

Languages: Arabic | French | Peul | Wolof

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Subtitles available: English | French