Khady Sylla

Khady Sylla (Source Wikimedia Commons: Olivier Barlet, CC-BY 4.0)On October 8 2013, Senegalese writer and filmmaker Khady Sylla died in Dakar at the age of 50. In 2005, she won an award for her film ‘An Open Window’ at the International Documentary Festival (FID) in Marseille.
Khady Sylla was born in Dakar on March 27 1963. Following graduation, she went to Paris and studied philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure. Sylla became interested in a literary career, taught basic education to migrant workers and wrote many short stories and a novel before embarking on film production. She is part of an early wave of African women filmmakers and worked on and participated in different projects. She also taught German at Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal.

(Source: WikipediaAfrican Film Festival New York)

Selected publications

Works by Khady Sylla

The silent monologue / Khady Sylla; Charlie van Damme. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2008

Une fenêtre ouverte / Khady Sylla; Athénaïse Production (Firm); Guis Guis Communications; Doc Net Films. - [Lussas, France] : Doc Net Films, [2005]

Colobane express / Khady Sylla. - [Paris] : Médiatheque des trois mondes, 2000

Le jeu de la mer / Khady Sylla. - Paris : L'Harmattan, cop. 1992

Publications about Khady Sylla and her work

Jean Rouch, l'homme-cinéma : découvrir les films de Jean Rouch. / Jean Rouch [et al.]. - Paris : Somogy éditions d'art : CNC : BnF éditions, [2017]

The Silent Monologue by Khady Sylla and Charlie Van Damme: Some (not so New) Gendered Stories of Globalization / Odile Cazenave.
In: Diogenes, 2015, Vol.62 (1), p.48-56

Ethical Madness? Khady Sylla's Documentary Practice in Une Fenêtre ouverte / Bronwen Pugsley.
In: Nottingham French studies, 2012, Vol.51 (2), p.204-219

Entretien avec Khady Sylla.
In: Gaasch, James. La Nouvelle sénégalaise - Texte et Contexte. Saint-Louis du Sénégal : Editions Xamal, 2000 (pp.184-186). ISBN 2 84402-021-6.
[See also the short stories "L'Univers" and  "Le labyrinthe" in the same publication (p.187-199)]

Ecrivain, cinéaste: Mme Khady Sylla.
In: Amina 351 Juillet (1999), pp.44 et 46.

Khady Sylla

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