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The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

May 21, 7:30 pm

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

Director: Rama Thiaw
Country: Senegal
Year: 2016
Running Time: 110 min.
Language: Wolof and French with English subtitles

In 2012, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade began a highly controversial run for a third term, in violation of the nation’s constitution. Among the forces that rose up in protest was a peaceful political movement, Y’en a Marre (literally “we’re fed up”), an alliance of hip-hop artists and journalists. Rama Thiaw shadows rappers Thiat and Kilifeu and their manager Gadiaga as they crisscross Dakar to rock the youth vote.

Rama Thiaw shadows rappers Thiat and Kilifeu and their manager Gadiaga as they crisscross Dakar to rock the youth vote.

 

(Q&A with Rapper and Activist, Thiat of Y’en a Marre)

Venue:

Maysles Cinema

343 Lenox Avenue (between 127th & 128th)
New York, New York , United States