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Kalista Sy
Senegalese screenwriter and producer

Kalista Sy

Kalista Sy
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Intro Senegalese screenwriter and producer
Is Screenwriter Film director Journalist
From Senegal
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender female
Awards
BBC 100 Women 2019
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kalista Sy (born c. 1982) is a Senegalese screenwriter, notable for writing and producing the TV series Mistress of a Married Man (Maîtresse d'un homme marié, 2016–present), set in Dakar. Episodes air on Marodi TV Sénégal and are also uploaded to YouTube.

Professor Marame Gueye wrote of Sy that, "Her female cast does not practice the widely accepted skin bleaching prominently featured in earlier series as the standard of beauty for Senegalese women. More importantly, the series puts women’s experiences at the center of its storyline. Marème and her cohort are ambitious women with jobs and their lives do not center exclusively on their relationships with men." The series' frank discussion of female sexual freedom led to Islamic clerics calling for it to be banned.

In 2019, she was listed among the BBC's 100 Women.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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