Cheikh Amadou Ndiaye
Senegalese filmmaker and actor Cheikh Amadou Ndiyae has been praised as one of the continent’s premier storytellers for his groundbreaking films and cutting-edge cinematography.
Shortly after graduating from the National School of Fine Arts in Dakar and the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, France, he decided to create films that infuse African architecture and urbanism. His approach landed him dozens of recognition, including becoming a part of the permanent collections of the Kadist Art Foundation and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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“I would like for people to understand that there are many beautiful things in Africa and that there are many varied aspects to African cultures, especially in the area of dance, music, the art,” he told Park Record shortly after the release of his award-winning film, “Wrestling Grounds” (L’Appel des Arenes). filmmakers