Born in Paris, France in 1972, the French director of Bissau-Guinean and Senegalese origin studied art history and film at the Sorbonne University in Paris. After beginning with videos and short films, he made his feature film debut in 2002 with "L'afrance" which focused on the spiritual hardships of migrants in France and was awarded a Silver Leopard in Locarno. His feature film "Andalucia" was shown at the Venice Days and "Aujourd'hui" ("Tey") screened in Competition at the 2012 Berlinale and was chosen as Senegal's entry for an Oscar® nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)