09/01 | Hyènes (Senegalese comedy film) at Black World Cinema: Celebrating Djibril Diop Mambety


Hyènes is a 1992 Senegalese comedy film adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s Swiss-German satirical play The Visit,directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. The intimate story of love and revenge parallels a critique of neocolonialism and African consumerism. It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.

After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent on punishing Dramaan (Mansour Diouf), the man who fathered her child but refused to own up to the act, Linguere makes a proposal: She will help the town financially, if the locals agree to execute Dramaan.

FREE Must register| 7pm-9.30pm | Studio Movie Grill, 210 W 87th St, Chicago

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