S.A.P.E is the acronym for the Society of Ambience Makers and Elegant People. The followers of this movement call themselves Sapeurs, men devoted to elegant dressing. SAPE becomes a performed experience encompassing a world of meanings and symbols. Originally from the Congo, the Sapeur´s main goal is to travel to Paris, the accepted capital of this fashion. In that context they will try to become a yaya, a very grand sapeur. Through the stories of different characters, the film tries to reveal the main aspects of this practice. “The Yayas de L´Elégance” is the first film of a saga about the world of the SAPE. It was filmed in Paris during the spring- summer of 2012.
Full film available to stream on /myriadfilm.com/single-film/the-yayas-de-lelegance/
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