European Cinema Education
For Youth

Petite Lumière
Director: Alain Gomis
Year: 2003
Length: 15 min
Format: SD, HD, SD, HD
Rights expire on: 12/7/19
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Dakar, Senegal. Fatima is an 8-year-old little girl. Whenever she opens the fridge, she wonders whether the light remains switched on when she closes the door. She finds out that it does not. So Fatima gets down on the street, closing her eyes, opening and closing them again… Do people still exist when her eyes are closed ?


  • Assy Fall: Fatima
  • Djolof Mbengue: Alioune
  • Thierno Ndiaye Doss: Le père
  • Awa Nbaye: La mère
  • Fatou Diouf: Marie-Louise
  • Coumba Diamanka: Antou


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  • Rights expire on: 12/7/19
  • Color: color
  • Type: short film
  • Director: Alain Gomis
  • Screenplay: Alain Gomis
  • Cinematographer: Aurélien Devaux
  • Set decoration: Rackie Diankia
  • Editing: Fabrice Rouaud
  • Producer: Edouard Mauriat
  • Producer: Eric Idriss Kanango
  • Producer: Edouard Mauriat
  • Original score: Constance Barré
  • Original score: Patrice Gomis