Born in 1995 in Dakar (Senegal), Rokhaya began her studies at Sup Imax Dakar (Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers du Numérique) in 2017. After a year of business studies in China and political science studies at the University of Montreal, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking at the HEAD – Genève in 2020. She is now continuing her studies with a Master’s degree in scriptwriting at ECAL/HEAD.
The rainmaker and the filmmaker
Interview with director Rokhaya Marieme Balde
In her short film À la recherche d’Aline, Rokhaya Marieme Balde focuses on her great-aunt, Aline Sitoé Diatta, who was a heroine of the anti-colonial struggle in Senegal. In addition to her…