Mon Beau Sourire

Angelè Diabang Brener. 2005. Senegal. vo Wolof, French. 5’


Gum tattoos are common in West Africa. In the past, so as not to dishonour their families, women showed no suffering during the ceremony that marked their passage into adulthood. Today, this rite of seduction is still carried out but without the dances and songs of the past. Some women even give a few moans of pain.