2014 Edition's Naky Sy Savané

Naky Sy Savané

Naky Sy Savané

  • Section :Long Narrative
  • Filmmaker/Actress

    Côte d’Ivoire

    An accomplished actress in theater, television and cinema, she worked with the greatest African and international filmmakers starting with Henri Duparc in Dancing in the Dust. Sy Savané received two Best Actress Awards in 1994 from both Vues d'Afrique Festival in Montreal  and Kouriba Festival in Morocco for her performance in The Name of Christ by Roger Gnoan M'Bala. She also played the lead role in Fanta Regina Nacro’s The Night of the Truth in which she played a mother suffering from the lost of her her child. She founded Afriki Djigui Theatri, a structure that promotes African culture through theater, dance , storytelling, music and visual arts.Along with her acting career, Naky is an activist campaigning for education and women rights in Côte d' Ivoire.

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