International documentary

Youssou N'dour: I Bring What I Love

Youssou N'dour: I bring what I love
Senegal / Frankrike / Egypt / USA / 2008 / 102 min
Elizabeth Chai Vasarheleyi
The story of Youssou N'Dour's controversial album "Egypt"

This never-before-told story follows Youssou N’dour at a turning point in his life and career, as he releases his most personal and controversial album "Egypt". But the singer’s hope for promoting a more tolerant face of Islam erupts in scandal and outrage in his native country Senegal that rejects his album and denounces it as blasphemous. Part explosive documentary, part stirring drama, YOUSSOU N’DOUR – I BRING WHAT I LOVE is an unforgettable musical journey with an artist whose courage and conviction shook the music industry and ultimately awakened the world.

Elizabeth Chai Vasarheleyi

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi grew up between New York City and Rio de Janeiro. She graduated from Princeton University in 2000 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. Her documentary debut, A NORMAL LIFE (2003), co-directed with Hugo Berkeley, won the Best Documentary Award at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. YOUSSOU N’DOUR – I BRING WHAT I LOVE marks Vasarhelyi’s first feature length documentary film.