LITTLE AFRICA (working title) is a documentary about drummers and dancers from Guinea, West-Africa who somehow found their way to Iceland and now call it home. At Kramhúsið, a small dance studio in down town Reykjavik, they drum and dance with Icelandic women who have discovered the joy of African dancing. Some of them have danced together for decades creating a special atmoshpere among the student dancers, a real sisterhood.
Acclaimed dancer Mamady Sano, previously teaching in New York, brings the Icelandic dancers back home to Conakry to dance with Merveilles du ballet, a famous dance troupe in Guinea. We discover what makes African rythm and dancing so special, as we get to know the African dancers and drummers and the life they left behind to find a better future somewhere in Europe.
Production and Technical Details:
Director: Hanna Björk Valsdóttir.
Producer: Hanna Björk Valsdóttir, Björn Viktorsson
Length: Feature length documentary, 56 min TV version available
Funded by: The Icelandic Film Center, RÚV,
The Ministry of Industry and Innovation
Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Tel. +354 8493354