Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love

Poster for Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love

Winter 2010 Documentary series

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Screenplay by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Starring Youssou N'Dour

Rated PG · 1h 42m
Senegal, France, Egypt, United States
French, Wolof, English, Arabic

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Youssou N’dour: I Bring What I Love is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change.

N’dour is the highest selling African artist of all time and has collaborated with musical superstars like Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel. At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations. The film chronicles N’dour, a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called “Egypt” in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows N’dour for over two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.