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Mandabi

 
 
Jun 11—Jun 17, 2021
 
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RUN TIME: 91min
FORMAT: DCP
LANGUAGE: In Wolof and French with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
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Directed by Ousmane Sembène | 1968

With Makuredia Guey, Yunus Ndiaye, Isseu Niang

This second feature by trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène (Black Girl) was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward realizing Sembène’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. When an unemployed man receives a money order for 25,000 francs from his nephew in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads. His neighbors flock to him for loans even as his attempts to cash the order are stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down. One of Sembène’s most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, this 1968 adaptation of the director’s own novella—now newly restored in 4K—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty.

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 

Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

 
 
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