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.


(Q&A with Rama Thiaw)

Venue:

Maysles Cinema

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