La Mére du Lac
(Mother of the Lake)
A feature film by Dagny Looper
La Mére du Lac is a dark fairy tale about an aging Senegalese warrior whose pregnant wife becomes gravely ill. With the help of his precocious daughter, he kills the magical fish that protects their village to save his wife, unleashing an ancient curse on the children of the village.
Stills from our test shoot in Lac Rose, Senegal: