The year 1960 marked the end of the colonial period on the African continent. France disappeared from the map, leaving behind a colonial creation born in the aftermath of World War II: the CFA franc, which still circulates in almost all of its former territories and remains attached to the French Treasury. Why have these newly independent states never challenged this legacy, which gives the euro zone easy access to their markets while being less beneficial to their own people?
Film- and documentary maker Katy Lena Ndiaye lives between Brussels and Dakar. She studied French literature at Paris IV Sorbonne before obtaining a Master's degree in Press and Information at the IHECS in Brussels. She has worked for RTL-TVI, RTBF and TV5 Monde. In 2013, she created Indigo Mood Films, a production company based in Dakar. Her films were presented at numerous international festivals such as IDFA, Fespaco, Cinéma du Réel or Hotdocs. They show contemporary Africa and its relationship with history, memory and legacies. Money, Freedom, A History of the CFA Franc is his most recent project.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film director, moderated by Lyse Ishimwe (founder and curator of Recognition).
Thursday 1 June, 19:30 → 21:30
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English
- Original version: English French