• Touki Bouki

    1973. Senegal. Djibril Diop Mambéty. 88 min.

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Touki Bouki

    1973. Senegal. Written and directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall. A landmark of postcolonial cinema, filled with scabrous humor, violence, and a sense of longing. Souleymane Cissé, the contemporary Malian filmmaker, writes, "Touki Bouki is a prophetic film. Its portrayal of 1973 Senegalese society is not too different from today's reality. Hundreds of young Africans die every day at the Strait of Gibraltar trying to reach Europe…. All their hardships find their voice in Djibril's film." Restored by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/ L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory. In Wolof; English subtitles. 88 min.