a documentary by LA TROISIEME PORTE A GAUCHE
Keba is the village idiot figure, the "anormal" one, unemployable and deeply alone. One thing worries him : finding tea. His whole life is geared toward the moment of ecstasy when, in the depths of his lair, he boils water to make tea, and then rapturously drinks it. Yet if you listen to him, he tells of someone watching over him, someone who drops by on certain nights to bring him tea, a pair of shoes. It's his stranger. How can one believe this story? The infatuation of the village with this mysterious benefactor only increases our suspicions. Whether a hoax or not, doesn't matter, the appearance of the stranger brings to Keba's convulsed face a smile the like of which you've probably never seen before.
La Première Fois. Festival du Premier Film Documentaire. Aix en Provence 2011
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne 2011
Forum Social Mondial - Dakar 2011