Jikoo, a wish

Director:Christophe Leroy & Adrien Camus


Run time:52 minutes 17 seconds


The inhabitants of Bakadadji, a village located in
a Senegalese national park, are trying to finance
fencing to secure their fields from protected
species of animals that ruin their crops year
after year. In doing so, these farmers are
claiming recognition for their rural way of life,
to which they are deeply attached. Reflecting
on the village’s everyday reality, this film talks
about a meeting that does not actually take
place, as well as how we view rural society,
whose voice is barely heard.