Mandabi (Blu-ray) Studio Canal Ltd


One day, Ibrahima Dieng (Makhouredia Gueye) receives a letter containing a money order from his nephew, a street sweeper in Paris. Ibrahima, without work in Dakar, and with a large family to support can only keep 2,000 CFA francs; a portion must be kept aside for his nephew and the rest to be given to his sister. But the news spreads fast in his neighbourhood … his wives, his neighbours and family see in this promise of money their escape. Ibrahima must then face a nightmarish foray into the corrupt and absurd world of Senegalese bureaucracy, which eventually leaves him even more miserable than he was before.

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Special Features

Shooting Mandabi – Silent Footage from British Pathé
Audio Commentary with Sembène! (2015) Filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman
Interview with Alain Sembène
Interview with African film Curator and Consultant Keith Shiri
Discussion with Sembène Specialist and Author David Murphy
Conversation in Dakar with Author Boubacar Boris Diop and Sociologist Marie-Angélique Savané
Theatrical trailer
20-page booklet with brand-new essay from celebrated Sembène writer David Murphy




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