mane [man] pron.; Wolof - ME; MOI; ICH
The documentary film "Mane" aims to further deconstruct stereotypical images about the continent Africa by telling a modern and positive story of female self-empowerment. A film marked by Toussa's and Emodj's humanity, empathy and sense of community. Their vibrant, determined characters stand as universal symbols for all women who want to free themselves from predetermined social constraints. Not only are they role models of their communities, but for all of us. They carry a universal truth within them: Only we ourselves can bring about change, out of our own ambition and will. Toussa and Emodj have already won for a long time, because of their passion for what they do. They are shining winners simply because they swim against the tide and do not get tired of it. They are also cultural warriors: Emodj as the bearer of hope for the survival of her Diola culture and Toussa as the spokesperson of her generation through the medium of rap. Their strength and self-confidence are determined by their own African identity - an inspiration for us all.
Sandra Krampelhuber, 2019