Director: Djibril Diop Mambety
Country: Senegal
Year: 1973
Duration: 85 min

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  Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre  23 July 2015  18:00 PM

Paris... Paris... Paris... the dream that motivates young lovers, Mory and Anta, in their quest to escape the dead-end clutches of Dakar. Only when that dream becomes a tantalising reality do they realise that in pursuing their dream, a sacrifice must be made - a sacrifice far greater than either were expecting. Mambety depicts with raw, visceral energy the impending road wreck between the old folk customs, traditions and superstitions and the enforced adoption of European colonial attitudes, in a Senegal seemingly at a crossroads. In so doing he provides African cinema with a classic road movie and one of its most daring and original works of art.

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Born the son of a Muslim cleric in Colobane, near Dakar, Djibril Diop Mambéty received no formal training in filmmaking. In spite of the fact that he only completed a few short films and two full-length features, the quality of his short body of work has rendered him legendary status among African filmmakers and, indeed, the international film community.

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