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 ·
Senegal, France, Egypt, United States
French, Wolof, English, Arabic
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.