Montreal, Tuesday September 5, 2023 - Forum RIDM, presented by Netflix, is pleased to announce the selection of the project from the Senegalese delegation that will take part in Doc Lab Montréal, a documentary talent incubator, from November 17 to 22, 2023. Forum RIDM is honoured to welcome director Awa Moctar Gueye and producer Mamadou Sellou Diallo, who will present their feature-length project Murmures.
This collaboration, carried out in partnership with the StLouis’Docs festival, aims to foster the professional and creative development of this Senegalese duo, and to stimulate cross-cultural exchanges between filmmakers and accredited market professionals. In addition to their involvement in Doc Lab Montréal, the two Senegalese professionals will also take part in activities and talks held during the 19th edition of Forum RIDM.
By day, the suburb of Darou Salam 4 is bustling. Awa has always lived there with her family, relatives, friends, neighbours, and entourage. While the men head off to work, young people study and children play in the streets. But what do the women do? At night, you can hear their whispers. They are mothers. Their voices pour out what’s on their minds. They disclose all the heartache they've built up during the day. Murmures is a tale of women, the guardians of our homes.
Still from Murmures project
This initiative, part of the Quebec-Senegal cooperation program, is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Quebec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.
About Forum RIDM
Forum RIDM, presented by Netflix, aims to stimulate the production and distribution of independent documentaries, both nationally and internationally, by promoting the exchange of information and meetings between the various professionals in the documentary industry. Roundtables, conferences and workshops on major current issues will bring together over 400 filmmakers and representatives of various production, broadcasting and distribution companies over five days.
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Forum RIDM’s 19th edition, presented by Netflix, will take place from November 17 to 22, 2023.
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