Hotel Of Dreams

Director: Helle Toft Jensen
Country: Senegal and Denmark
Year: 2005
Running Time: 55 min
Language: French and Wolof

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After 25 years in Europe, Jeannot divorces his European wife and returns to his native Senegal to realize his childhood dream of building a hotel in the heart of the coastal village of Popenguine. But Jeannot has become more Europeanized than he himself realizes. He talks about his countrymen as strangers and his very appearance sets him apart from the people he wants to be accepted by, making his project all the more difficult. Hotel of Dreams is a thought-provoking documentary that tackles with humor, insight, and the complex issues of globalization, culture, and identity.