Homage to Djibril Diop Mambéty


Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal 1970 | 60 Min. | 16 mm, fr. OF
Comedy about a little boy in the streets of Dakar, per­se­cut­ed by a stout police man. But the film is also a crit­i­cal expo­sure of some aspects of life in Dakar.


Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal 1969 | 16 Min. | 16 mm, fr. OF
An amus­ing glance at Dakar, its dif­fer­ent mon­u­ments and cos­mopoli­tan quar­ters, result of the numer­ous colo­nial­is­tic peri­ods that built the city. »I regard­ed the dif­fer­ences direct­ly around me and I … read more


Djibril Diop Mambéty
France, Senegal, Switzerland 1999 | 45 Min. | 35 mm, OmU

»Sell­ing news­pa­pers in the streets of Dakar had always been the pre­serve of the city’s boys. Sili, a little girl, lives on the streets and moves with the help of two crutch­es. She lingers close to the boys who sell news­pa­pers and begs. This morn­ing the boys jos­tled her and she fell on the asphalt. She found her crutch­es sev­er­al meters away. In order to pick her­self up, she had to gather all her strength and she decid­ed to start sell­ing news­pa­pers like all the others. Equal rights for men and women. But the small uni­verse of news­pa­per boys is mer­ci­less. She is con­front­ed with pain and with dreams… final­ly she also encoun­ters friend­ship. The story is an ‘homage’ to the courage of the street children.«
(Djib­ril Diop Mambéty)

Djib­ril Diop Mam­bé­ty, Films: CONTRAS-CITY (1968); BADOU BOY (1970); TOUKI BOUKI (1973); PARLONS GRAND-MÈRE (1989); HYÈNES (1992); LE FRANC (1994); LA PETITE VENDEUSE DE SOLEIL (1998)


Djibril Diop Mambéty
France, Senegal, Switzerland 1994 | 45 Min. | 35 mm, OmU
»Marigo dreams about his instru­ment, the Con­go­ma, con­fis­cat­ed by his ill-natured land­la­dy because of his rent depts. To get it back he buys a lot­tery ticket, a pre­cious doc­u­ment which … read more


Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal 1973 | 95 Min. | 35 mm, OmU
Bring­ing his cows to the sloughter-house, cowherd Mory meets the stu­dent Anta. Togeth­er they dream to go to France to get pros­per­ous and they try to get the money for … read more