Les Malles

Director: Félix Samba N’Diaye
Country: France / Senegal
Year: 1989
Running Time: 13 min.
Language: French and Wolof

Near the Colobane bridge in Waxi Naan, Senegal, Carlo and his crew recuperate old metal barrels formerly used to transport tar. The lids are removed and the leftover tar burnt off by Carlo’s apprentices. Another group works on the clean metal, and suitcases gradually emerge from the raw material, subsequently painted with a two-color ornamental pattern. The sole sound of the film comes from the rhythm of the hammers.