Contras' City (1969)

City of Contrasts (Copy of film included as extra feature on DVD of 'Touki Bouki')

Classic / 21m / Short / Documentary

Synopsis

Mambety takes us on a guided tour of Dakar - a city of striking contrasts - on the back of a horse and cart. Devout Muslims pray on the sidewalk while young Catholics make their holy communion. The baroque splendour of the French-built city centre is a world away from the shacks and slums of the outskirts. A wry and witty look at urban life in 1960s Africa, the film reveals Mambety's marked sense of the beauty as well as the absurdity of everyday life.

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety

Info

Languages
Wolof
English Subtitles
Location
Senegal
Produced
Senegal
Regions
West Africa
Contras' City

Distribution

Teemour Diop Mambety tdm@maagdaan.com