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When West Africa’s Senegal won independence from France in 1960, its cinema awoke, bringing with it the continent's first famous director, Ousmane Sembene, often called "the father of African film." Production today remains limited, with features often financed in part by foreign investors.
Genres / International / African / Senegalese
Le francIn LE FRANC, Djibril Diop Mambéty uses the French government's 50% devaluation of the West African Franc (CFA) in 1994 and the resulting hardships as the basis for a whimsical commentary on using the lottery for survival. The hero of this tale is Marigo, a penniless musician living in a shanty...Subscribe to watch now
HyenasTwenty years after his astonishing first film, TOUKI BOUKI, Djibril Diop Mambety brings us a second feature, HYENAS, as provocative as his first. He adapts a timeless parable of human greed into a biting satire of today's Africa, betraying the hopes of independence for the false promises of...Subscribe to watch now
The Little Girl Who Sold the SunAfrican master Djibril Diop Mambety's final film brings us the feisty Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic who becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper in the competitive world of young male newspaper vendors. She takes on a policeman whom she accuses of shaking her...Subscribe to watch now
7915kmA motor-sports spectacle that kicks up plenty of dust. On the trail of the 2007 Dakar Rallye (the final year of the race), 7915KM undertakes a search, along the way encountering the variety to be found in Africa’s present in Morocco, Sahrawi Republic, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. 7915KM...Subscribe to watch now