April 12, 2016
It was when she studied in boarding school at Goree Island in the Bay of Dakar in Senegal, known as the starting point for the slave trade to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries, that Aîssatou Ba had the taste to discover what was on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.
An experience that pushes her even today to communicate and share her African origins.
Ms. Ba has stopped in France, the United States and then come to Quebec, it was 10 years ago, after meeting a Quebecois in California.
It is in this capacity that proudly bears the title of the god-mother of the Vues d’Afrique Festival 2016, now in its 32nd edition.
Aissatou Ba is marketing and development director at Global Investment Strategy Institute (GISI) in Montreal. She is also Senior Advisor to the Ascent Capital Partners, an independent investment bank based in Morocco.
Vues d’Afrique Festival runs from April 17 to 24 in Montreal. It’s the largest African film festival outside of Africa.
By Maryse Jobin | email@example.com
Photo credit: Carine Chowanek