Contras City (1966)

City of Contrasts

Comedy / 16m / Short / Fiction

Synopsis

Contras City is Senegalese maverick Mambety’s first film, made at the age of 24 with no formal training. It is often considered Africa’s first comedy film, though it was initially only screened to western audiences. It was filmed in the immediate aftermath of the 1968 Dakar riots against continuing French influence.

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety

Info

Languages
French
English Subtitles
Location
Senegal
Produced
Senegal
Regions
West Africa
Contras City

Distribution

Teemour D. Mambety: mambety@gmail.com