Film Type: Documentary, Music, Musical

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Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love

Storyline

Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change. One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and called “the rare rock star whose music matters,” Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour is beloved internationally and at home. In 2005, the Grammy-winning artist defied expectations and produced his most personal album, Egypt, presenting his Islamic faith as a peaceable and tolerant religion. While the record received international acclaim, it was denounced as blasphemy in his native Senegal.

Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows Ndour for over two years, filming in Africa, Europe, and America, to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.

 

 

From the film, “I Bring What I Love”: Youssou Ndour in concert. (Photo Credit: Hugo Berkeley)

From the film, “I Bring What I Love”: Youssou Ndour in concert. (Photo Credit: Jojo Pennebaker)

From the film, “I Bring What I Love”: Youssou Ndour before concert. (Photo Credit: Nick Doob)

From the film, “I Bring What I Love”: Grammy celebration in Dakar. (Photo Credit: Jojo Pennebaker)

From the film, “I Bring What I Love”: Mosque in Touba. (Photo Credit: Scott Duncan)

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About the Director

Film director Chai Vasarhelyi. (Photo Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)