17 minutes/ 2014
Documentary Short
Director: Idrissa Camara
Country: Guinea
Synopsis: Dancing is part of our identity, its part of who we are, how we express ourselves. Fara Ta - Land of Dance is a first attempt to document some of the dance practices in Guinea, West Africa and pose the question on what is meant by "traditional" African-dance. Idrissa Camara is a dancer and musician from Guinea Conakry and founder of Ballet Nimba, a UK- based African-Dance Theatre company. In 2013 he won an ADAD Trailblazer Fellowship (Association of Dance of the African Diaspora) and used the bursary to travel back to Guinea to record the urban and village dance practices of his homeland. As Idrissa puts it Wales, my new home country is often called the "land of Song", so then surely Guinea must be "the land of Dance"!

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