GUEST: Amadou Tidiane Niagane
Surprised that there’s a long history of cinema in Senegal? Then you’ll be even more surprised by the films made in Dakar.
We meet Amadou Tidiane Niagane, who is a contemporary Senegalese filmmaker and film historian and Paco Diedhiou, director of a school of African arts.
The senegal film industry is a mix of French movie influences and Senegalese filmmaking, with Djibril Diop Mambéty the prime example. Touki-Bouki is a remix of Senegalese folk-tales with French New Wave sensibilities.
A Remix-Artist cuts up the film and demonstrates how the movie is put together and what are the French New Wave influences.
Touki-Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Breathless (À Bout de Souffle) by Jean Luc Godard
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