Mambéty

Director: Papa Madièye Mbaye
Country: Senegal
Year: 2002
Running Time: 28 min.
Language: Wolof

Mambéty doesn’t differ significantly from the stock “behind-the-scenes” documentaries that adorn most DVDs nowadays, except that Mambéty’s films have scenes you actually want to be taken behind. Because of the kind of attention that gets paid to African cinema, there’s an initial intrigue to Mambéty, but that interest is sustained by Mambéty’s own lyrical insights into his aesthetics.

About the Director

Papa Madièye Mbaye

Biography: Born in Senegal in 1958, Papa Madièye Mbaye studied Natural Sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and Baskets and photography at the Centre Culturel Fracaise of Dakar. Between 1993 and 1999, he worked as a cameramon several documentary films and television adverts. He was also an assistant director on various films, including Hyenes (1991), La Petite vendeuse de soleil (1997), where he also acts, both by Djibril Diop Mambety, and S’en sortir (2000) by Racine Talla. Mambety was his first film in 2002.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mambéty (2002).

Filmography:
Mambéty (2002);
La Kora, accords et désaccords (2013);
La Légende du cinéma négro-africain (2013).