Adama returns to Dakar from France after 15 years when he receives a telegram that his grandmother is ill - But there is nothing wrong with her and the telegram is just a means of getting him to return home. The Absence is a refreshing reflexion about the brain drain on the African continent.
Mama Keïta was born in Dakar, Senegal, to a Vietnamese mother and a Guinean father. He studied law at the University of Paris I. He has directed and produced a documentary and several long feature films, including 2009’s award-winning film The Absence.