Colobane Express

Director: Khady Sylla
Country: Senegal
Year: 1999
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: Wolof

The car rapides, relatives of the bush taxi, are the only viable form of urban transport in Dakar. Not only do they carry people of all classes and walks of life, but they are also the primary means of transporting merchandise like fruits, vegetables, and live animals from the outskirts to the center of Dakar. Colobane Express follows the trials and tribulations of a car rapide driver and his apprentice. On the road, the two must always be on their toes, ready to manage the many conflicts and accidents that are constantly lurking around the corner.

About the Director

Khady Sylla

Biography: Khady Sylla was born in 1963 in Senegal and studied philosophy in Paris from 1986 to 1992. She taught basic education to migrant workers and wrote several novels. She has worked and participated in different projects, including an adaptation of Le jeu de la mer, in collaboration with Jean Rouche. She taught German at Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Colobane Express (2000).

Filmography:
Les Bijoux (1997);
Colobane Express (1999);
Une fenêtre ouverte (2005);
Monologue de la muette, Le (2008).