Tolou Keur, popular phenomenon in Senegal

Director:Laure Malécot

Senegal, 2022



While the Covid crisis shakes the world, in several regions of Senegal, begins a campaign built and initiated by the ecological civil society of Senegal, orchestrated by the Agency for Reforestation and the Great Green Wall, to install Tolou Keur. These nourishing and medicinal forests follow the principles of permaculture, in which more and more people are trained. The concept is spreading, and the populations involved reactivates indigenous knowledge and the desire for community sovereignty.

Director's bio

Laure Malécot was born on February 15, 1972 in Paris. While studying Cinema at the University of Paris 8 (from 1995 to 1998), she collaborated in the shooting of feature films and TV movies, in various positions, mainly as assistant director and decorator. After a time devoted to painting, in Senegal, she created and animated, from 2004 to 2012, “Résonance Africaine”, a weekly socio-cultural magazine of one hour, on the air of Aligre FM, a Parisian free radio. Since 2007, she lives in West Africa. Freelance journalist for various media, fiction writer, author and director, among others of documentaries including “Iya tundé”, about Germaine Acogny (choreographer and dancer). She is also a painter, and exhibits regularly.


Camera: Laure Malécot, D. Diop, M.Jensen, Lamine Fall
Editor: Laure Malécot
Sound: Etienne Diop
Music: Daba Makourejah, Guillaume Guerra Da Silva
Producer: Biophilia & 3FPT