By :
Dyana GAYE
Senegal, 2006
15 min
Young Ousmane is tired of manipulating people into giving, and asks himself what he can do for them.
Despite being a beggar on the streets of Dakar, the young koranic student Ousmane still has a smile to spare for the passersby who take pity on the little boy with his begging bowl. Grateful for the generosity he encounters, he one day decides to write a letter to Father Christmas to ask him for help to give back to his benefactors. This is easier said than done however for a boy who does not know how to read and write.

Deweneti (Season’s Greetings in Wolof) is an award-winning short film that celebrates the ability to express and feel gratitude.