Kandia (voices)


  • Date: Thursday – 15th March 2018
  • Time: 9:55 pm
  • Venue: Film Studio – Kampala Film School


In the Bambara language of Burkina Faso, the term Kandia, composed by the words KAN (voice) and DIA (beauty), means the beautiful voice, but also the beauty that the voice produces. In the heart of Lecce in Puglia, a multicutural chorus sing its deep humanity, singing in italian, tamil, swahili. An real example of integration and melting among peoples. Our desire through this project is to show a type of relationship among “migrant” and “autochtonous” different from that proposed by the media beyond the polarizing and criminalizing way. Kandia is an example of cohabitation and concrete interaction, a simple action, human, in which one man equal one voice.

Jean Hamado Tiemtoré is a director and actor, born in Burkina Faso in 1983 and graduated of the Centre for Training and Research in Performing Arts of Ouagadougou (CFRAV) and the Joint European Master Erasmus Mundus program Performing Arts in 2011. His intellectual and artistic research focuses on questions of identity and otherness in Francophone and post-colonial African countries. It conducts its arts and academic research between Burkina, Belgium and Italy where he worked with Cultural Association to enhance African cultures through theater and movies.

  • Director: Jean Hamado Tiemtore
  • Run time: 14 mins
  • Language: Bambara
  • Country: Burkina Faso
Kandia still Kanida still
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