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Money, Freedom, A Story of the CFA Franc

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In Money, Freedom, a Story of the CFA Franc, director Katy Léna Ndiaye traces the history of a currency whose roots lie in compensation for slave owners.

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Katy Léna Ndiaye


Katy Lena Ndiaye’s previous films have won awards at numerous festivals. In parallel to her career as a documentary filmmaker, Ndiaye has worked for many years in television, including programs on African issues, broadcast on TV5 Monde and RTBF (the Belgian French-speaking public broadcaster). She also edited and published magazines Reflets Sud and Afrique Plurielle (from 2000 to 2018). Ndiaye is currently developing IndigoMood films, a production company founded in 2013 and based in Senegal.

  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Country: Senegal, France, Belgium, Germany
  • Language: French
  • Director: Katy Léna Ndiaye
  • Cinematographer: Vincent Pinckaers
  • Co Producer: Film Five / Florian Schewe (Germany)
  • Editor: Simon Arazi
  • Music: Irina Prieto
  • Producer: Tact Production / Oualid Baha (France), Neon Rouge Production/Aurelien Bodinaux (Belgium), Indigomood Films / Katy Léna Ndiaye (Senegal)
  • Premiere: Philadelphia

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