International Film Series

September 18th, 2001 by Adam

The first International Film Series offering of the Fall semester will be shown tonight: Tuesday, September 18th at
7 p.m., in the Frost Academic Commons on School Street.

Due to circumstances related to last week’s tragic events, we have had to replace Yaaba with another African film: Hyenas. (Yaaba will be shown as the first IFS film of the Spring 2002 semester.)]

Senegal, 1992, 113 min.
Director: Djibril Diop Mambety
Wolof with English subtitles.

Based on Friedrich Durrenmatt’s play The Visit of the Old Woman, Hyenas is the story of Linguere Ramatou (Ami Diakhate), a woman who returns to the village she was banished from 30 years before. She left poor,
unmarried and pregnant, and now returns wealthy, free — and vengeful.

Linguere promises the people of the village of Colobane her entire fortune in exchange for the life of Dramaan Drameh (Mansour Diouf), the man who betrayed her and sent her into exile. …A brilliant metaphor for post-colonial Africa. “A crowd pleaser…a wicked tale told with wit and irony” (Georgia Brown, The Village Voice).

The film is free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion and refreshments. Contact Peter Drexel (535-2696) or Horst Freyhofer (535-2634) for more information.