Tag: Wolof

  • Under the Starry Sky
  • Director: Dyana Gaye
    Country: France/Senegal
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Language: French, Wolof, English and Italian with English subtitles

    Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, three destinies cross paths and echo one another, forming a constellation of exile. Twenty-four-year-old … read more»

  • AFRIPEDIA Series
  • Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
    Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 140 min.
    Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles


    Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy … read more»

  • The Prophecy
  • Director: Marcia Juzga
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Languages: French and Wolof with English subtitles

    The Prophecy is a photographic project whose objective is to raise the awareness of the Senegalese population and the rest of the … read more»

  • Incorruptible
  • Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
    Countries: Senegal/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English, French and Wolof with English subtitles

    In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to … read more»

Tableau Ferraille / Scrap Heap

Director: Moussa Sene Absa
Countries: Senegal
Year: 1997
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: French and Wolof

Scrap Heap was filmed in the director’s hometown of Tableau Ferraille. Daam, an idealistic young politician, must choose between the social paradigms exemplified by … read more»

The Price Of Forgiveness / Ndeysaan

Director: Mansour Sora Wade
Country: Senegal / France
Year: 2001
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Wolof

For many months, a strange mist has enshrouded a small Senegalese fishing village.  In this setting, two childhood friends compete for the love of … read more»


Director: Djibril Diop Mambety
Country: Senegal
Year: 1992
Running Time: 113 min
Language: Wolof with English subtitles

Mambety adapts a timeless parable of human greed into a biting satire of today’s Africa–betraying the hopes of independence for the false promises … read more»

  • Yoole, The Sacrifice
  • Director: Moussa Sène Absa
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 75 min.
    Language: English, French and Wolof

    In April 2006, a small boat was found drifting aimlessly along the eastern coast of Barbados. Local fishermen left the boat alone for … read more»

Xala (DVD cover), 1974, 123 min.
  • Xala
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1974
    Running Time: 123 min.
    Language: Wolof with English subtitles

    This satire deals with a self-satisfied businessman who is afflicted with the xala  (pronounced “ha-la”): a curse that renders its victims impotent. While he … read more»

Joseph Gai Ramaka, Senegal, 2001, 82 min
  • Karmen Geï
  • Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 82 min
    Language: French and Wolof with English subtitles

    Prosper Merimée’s novella, adapted in Bizet’s celebrated opera, has already received 52 film interpretations, yet Karmen Geï is the first African … read more»

Ousmane Sembène, Senegal, 2001, 121 min.
  • Faat Kiné
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 121 min.
    Language: French and Wolof

    Sembène tackles the question of women’s lives in contemporary Dakar, Senegal’s bustling capital. It’s a warm, often funny story of a single mother, her two … read more»

  • Touba
  • Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Countries: Senegal / USA Year: 2013 Running Time: 83 min. Language: Wolof

    Touba chronicles the Grand Magaal pilgrimage of one million Sufi Muslims to the holy city of Touba, Senegal. This observational film takes us inside...
  • Tey
  • Also Known As: Aujourd’hui
    Director: Alain Gomis
    Countries: France / Senegal / USA
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Languages: French / Wolof

    Today is the last day of Satché’s life. Though he is strong and in good health, he … read more»

  • Wrestling Grounds / L’Appel des Arènes
  • Director: Cheikh Ndiaye
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 105 min.
    Language: Wolof and French

    When 17-year-old Nalla joins a champion wrestling team, he learns that wrestling is about more than muscles, money and ladies. Wrestling Grounds twists the familiar … read more»

  • The Voyage of Memory / La Pirogue de Ma Mémoire

    Director: Ahmed Diop
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 46 min.
    Language: Wolof

    The Voyage of Memory takes place on Soumbédioune Beach in Dakar, where the narrator spent his childhood. Children, the living tissue that binds a culture’s diverse … read more»

  • Touki Bouki
  • Also Known As: The Journey of the Hyena
    Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 1973
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: Wolof and French

    Mory and his girlfriend, Anta, are African cousins of the outlaw couples in “Bonnie and Clyde” … read more»

  • Teranga Blues
  • Director: Moussa Sene Absa
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 94 min.
    Language: Wolof and French

    After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series … read more»

  • Tauw
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 1970
    Running Time: 27 min.
    Language: Wolof / French

    Tauw is one of Sembène’s early short works. It tells the story of two brothers in the generation after independence. Tauw, an unemployed 20-year-old, must … read more»

  • Siki, Ring Wrestler
  • Director: Mamadou Niang
    Countries: USA / Senegal
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 12 min.
    Language: English, French, and Wolof

    Senegalese boxing legend Battling Siki, a World War I hero and the first African to win a world championship, fascinated and intrigued … read more»