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XARAASI XANNE – Crossing Voices

Documentary by Raphaël Grisey & Bouba Touré, 123 min., France/ Germany 2022

Based on rare archives, the exemplary adventure of Somankidi Coura – an agricultural cooperative founded in Mali in 1977 by West African immigrant workers living in workers’ accommodation in France – sheds light on the violence of colonial agriculture and the ecological challenges in Africa today.


Two awards at the Cinéma du réel film festival, Paris/France, March 2022

Institut Français – Louis Marcorelles Award

Ciné + Young Jury Award

Festival (selection)

Festival du Réel (FR) 2022
Hotdocs (CA) 2022
Fidadoc (MA) 2022
Stlouisdocs (SE), 2022
FCAT Tarifa Tanger (SP-MA) 2022
Open City (UK) 2022
Doclisboa (PT) 2022
Nicho54 (BR) 2022
Forumdoc (BR) 2022
Festival Alimenterre (BE) 2022
Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes (FR) 2022
Breda Photo festival (NL) 2022
Festival Mondes en Vue (Guadeloupe) 2022
12 Contemporary Art Berlin Biennale (G) 2022
Istambul Contemporary Art Biennale, (TUR) 2022
Mardin Contemporary Art Biennale (TUR) 2022
Migration Film Festival London (UK) 2022
RIDM (CA) 2022
Joburg Film Festival (SA) 2023

Written & directed:
Raphaël Grisey & Bouba Touré
Production / Coproduction
spectre productions / weltfilm

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