RESCAPES, la résistance d’un peuple
RESCAPES, the resistance of a people (working title)

A documentary film written and directed by Kassim SANOGO
Duration : around 52’


  • Synopsis
    In early 2012, northern Mali is occupied by various armed groups who want to secede from the rest of the country and impose Sharia law. In Gao, the historic capital of the north, the resistance against the occupation is organized by groups of young people, who undertake to protect their families and liberate the city.My name is Kassim Sanogo, I am a Malian documentary filmmaker and I invite you to Gao in order to meet Nosby, Rougeo, Aminata… the unsung heroes who led this fierce underground struggle. RESCAPES, the resistance of a people is a testimony to a historic and heroic resistance. The movie pays tribute to the people of Gao and to all the communities of the North, for their commitment in the struggle against occupation.


  • Biofilmography : Kassim Sanogo, 38 y.o.
    After obtaining a Master 1 in Philosophy at the University (Flash) of Bamako, I have participated in a number of writing residencies and documentary filmmaking workshops with Africadoc. I received my Master 2 in documentary filmmaking at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (first film, « Ça vibre dans nos têtes », Zaradoc 2009). In 2012, I participated in the Summer university of FEMIS Film school in Paris. I have a long work experience as a coordinator of the « Collectif Jeunes Talents »of UCECAO-Mali, chaired by Mr. Souleymane Cissé (Couleurs arc-en-ciel CIRTEF 2012). In March 2013, I received the Award « Coup de pouce » with honorable mention at Le Touquet 20th FIGRA Film Festival for the film project RESCAPES. In 2015, my documentary DONKO (Zaradoc, 2013) received a honorable mention at Africlap Film Festival, Toulouse. In 2015, I have enlisted in a fiction writing course at ESAV Toulouse.

    Genre : documentary
    Duration : around 52′
    Recording format : HD 16/9 – color – mono & stereo
    Dialogues : Songhai, Bambara, French
    Subtitles : French, English, Arabic, German
    Written and directed by Kassim Sanogo (Mali)
    Cinematography : Abdelah Coulibaly

    Production Mali : Soumaïla Diallo
    Production France : Julien Fiorentino

    RESCAPES received « Coup de pouce Award » at FIGRA, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage 2013
    Broadcasting Partners : Lyon Capitale TV, Télé Bocal (coproduction TV, France) ; EZEF / EED (presale DVD, Germany) ; 2M (presale TV, Morocco) ; ORTM ; Magic Cinema-Babemba ; Sahé (Mali)
    With the participation of : DDC Swiss Cooperation in Mali ; UN in Mali
    A documentary film produced by Premiers Films Productions (Mali) & L’Echangeur (France)