Rama Thiaw

Rama Thiaw

Mauritania

Biography

Born in 1978 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, to Mauritanian and Senegalese parents, Rama grew up between Africa and Europe. While holding a Master’s degree in International Economics at the Sorbonne University, she began to develop an interest in cinema, which led her to participate in a workshop directed by Algerian director Mohamed Bouamari. From there, she studied filmmaking, holding a BA from the University of Paris VIII followed by an MA at the New Sorbonne University. Since 2011 Rama lives in Dakar, where she created the production company Boul Fallé Images. Her first documentary feature film BOUL FALLÉ, THE WRESTLING WAY (2009), was produced by Wassakara Productions and Banshee Films. Her second documentary feature film THE REVOLUTION WON’T BE TELEVISED, produced by her company Boul Fallé Images, won the FIPRESCI Prize at Berlinale Forum 2016 and the Special Jury Award at the Carthage Film Festival 2016. She is currently in production with her third documentary feature film Zion Music, about African reggae, in preproduction with her new documentary project THE VANISHING, and also developing her first fiction feature film LIFE IN A SPIRAL, previously selected at REALNESS Residence.

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