L’Absence Screens at New York African Film Festival on April 7th, 2010

“Adama is a successful scientist living in Paris. After 15 years away, he travels to his hometown in Senegal to visit his aged grandmother and his semi-deaf mute sister, Aicha. Aicha is still traumatized by their mother’s death, who died as she was giving birth to her. But the true extent of Aicha’s mental state only becomes apparent when Adama discovers she is working as a prostitute in a seedy underworld of gangsters, drugs, and crime. Adama’s discovery leads to a gripping thriller as he struggles to free Aicha from the sinister world into which she has descended.”

The Absence
Mama Keïta, 2009, Senegal/France; 82m

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