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.