35mm print. With Ami Diakhate, Mansour Diouf. Mambéty’s second feature is often regarded as a sequel to Touki Bouki, as it also centers on a young woman who left Senegal years before. However, the circumstances are very different for Hyenas protagonist Linguere Ramatou than they were for Touki Bouki’s Anta; she leaves the remote village of Colobane. She returns years later, wealthy and famous. She will donate money to her desperate town, but only with some shocking strings attached. Richly allegorical, Hyenas is a parable about corruption and colonialization.
Dir. Wasis Diop. 2011. 28 mins. Digital projection. Renowned Senegalese musician Wasis Diop has chosen one of his favorite artists as the subject of his first film. Diop follows the feet of Joe Ouakam through the streets of Dakar and back to his cours, where he lives and works and maintains a permanent exhibition. Ouakam walks a lot through the streets and alleys of the city, and it is this energy that Diop captures, along with his deeply reflective personality. Joe Ouakam was a lifelong friend of Djibril Diop Mambéty, the brother of Wasis Diop.
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