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Idrissou Mora Kpaï

AMERICA STREET

USA / 2020 / 74’
French Premiere

Idrissou Mora Kpaï
The film delicately unfolds the sad picture of the
city of Charleston through the bitter memories,
broken dreams and dull anger of Joe Watson, a
neighbourhood grocer. His shop becomes,
through his testimony and that of his customers,
a recording chamber for the memory of a black
community filled with anger against institutions
(police, schools, real estate) plagued by
segregationism and racial hatred. This is where
the death of Walter Scott, killed by a police
officer, was captured on video and gave an impulsion to
the Black Lives Matter movement.
Tahar Chikhaoui (Extract from the catalog of the Pays
d’Apt African Film Festival)

Technical sheet

Original Version : English.
Subtitles : French.
Script : Idrissou Mara-Kpaï.
Photography : Idrissou Mara-Kpaï.
Editing : Misha Mehrel, Isabelle Stroll.
Sound : Shawn Jackson.
Production : Idrissou Mara-Kpaï (Independent).
Filmography : Traces of a Mother, 2011. Arlit, the Second Paris, 2005. Si-Gueriki, the
Queen Mother, 2002. Fake soldier, 1999. Transient, 1996.

Director

Idrissou Mora Kpaï

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