Author: vo@lHooq

  • After BabelLooking for Batoutos

    After Babel
    Looking for Batoutos

    After Babel Looking for Batoutos 2024 feature film, Momento! Co-written with   Patrick Chamoiseau In development with the support of CNC, Ile de France region, South Region & Pays de Loire Region Drawing inspiration from the vision of Caribbean poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant, After Babel embarks us into six immersive chapters that weave together…

  • Colonial Remix

    Colonial Remix

    Colonial Remix A film andan Immersive Sound and Video Installation In Development (and potentially, a book and an exhibition) Through a rhizome of works of art from Europe, Africa and the Americas, Colonial  Remix proposes the construction of a sound box in which reverberates the history of  the colonies and their fantasies, from the first…

  • Towards the night

    Towards the night

    Towards the night Nov. 2023 In development Les films du Djabadjah Experimental feature film Shot in Kigali The film begins at dusk. From behind, a young man stops a motorbike taxi, climbs into the back after putting on the red helmet and drives off into the heights of the city at sunset.He gets off at…



    The echo Film essay Editor : Djamel Kerkar A little over 30 years ago, still a teenager, I borrowed a camera for the first time to archive images with my best friend of the house I grew up in and which I had to leave. An unusual, very uncomfortable Parisian house filled with art objects,…



    Mary and Jibril FEATURE NARRATIVE rewriting stage It’s the story of crazy love. Of recognition and rejection. Of a passion thwarted by the political and societal climate. By shame and things left unsaid too.  Mary is Parisian, Jibril (يلِِجْبر, the archangel Gabriel in the Koran) is Dakarois.  Their story begins in the depths of the…

  • North


    North 2023 ESSAY FILM STUDIO – LODZ LAB A sequence shot by plane from the African coast to the shores of Europe. When you have the privilege of a Western passport, it takes 9min47s. But for the Sudanese writer in exile Youssif Halliem Kiddo, whom we listen to during this flight, the crossing of the…

  • Interventions, teaching…

    Interventions, teaching…

    Interventions 2023 —> 2025 (contrat de 3 ans) Évaluation artistique initiale et conseil en réécriture / développement, Programme CLAP ACP-UE / Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Festival « Bruits de langues » Université de Poitiers. Animation de la table ronde « “Identité nationale” et droit des étrangers » (1h30) en compagnie de Théo Martineaud. Invités…

  • Activism


    Textes personnels Les mots sont importants Lundi matin Terra Nova Afrikaada #8 Articles sur des luttes auxquelles je participe ​​

  • Journalism & publications

    Journalism & publications

    Press – Mentions in scientific publications – in commentaries

  • Visual arts

    Visual arts

    ✴︎ KINSHASA, CAPITAL OF THE WHOLE WORD (Video Installation) In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and home to 18 million people, certain neighbourhoods carry the world: People’s China, Tokyo, London, Brussels (Matonge) and Paris (Bandal). Two gangs clash: Arabs and Americans. As for the most feared police station, it’s nicknamed Sobibor. But there are only Congolese here. North 2023 Experimental Short Film…

  • Programming


    Tigritudes A chronogicalpanafrican film cycle The tiger doesn’t proclaim its tigritude, it pounces on its prey and devours it. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize in Literature Through 126 films, 40 countries and 66 years of cinema history, Tigritudes* 1956-2021 draws a subjective and chronological pan-African anthology. Conceived by directors Dyana Gaye and Valérie Osouf, in collaboration…

  • Biography


    After a stormy schooling, Valérie Osouf moved to Senegal for 9 years, where she made her debut film in 1996, No Comment, the country one never reaches, a 16mm celluloid documentary about people deported from France because of the Pasqua/Debré immigration laws.   In Dakar, after a spell at Philosophy college interrupted by a year-long strike,…

  • Xiheng Jie

    Xiheng Jie

    Xiheng Jie 2022 Short film ShanShan films & Berlin Biennale #12 Short film shot in Guangzhou (China), ShanShan films & Berlin Biennale #12.  Mister Cheng can’t see us so we won’t see him. But we see what he can’t see. An old street of Guangzhou soon to be destroyed, a Man, a Dream.

  • Abderrahmane Sissako, Beyond Territories

    Abderrahmane Sissako, Beyond Territories

    Abderrahmane Sissako, Beyond Territories 2017 feature-length documentary Petit Dragon / Granit films / ARTE / CANAL HORIZONS / TV5 MONDE / CNC / ELEPHANT To be somewhere precise yet stand nowhere at all, to embody one’s convictions, yet never  miss the essential, to rise up and be present at the critical moment, to bear witness…