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‘Hyenas’ film screening & discussion

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The Yellow

1 Humphry Repton Lane

Wembley

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Join us for a special screening of Djibril Diop Mambéty's incredible feature film 'Hyenas', which was recently restored for re-release.

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Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty is recognised as one of the most important filmmakers in the history of African film. His second film ‘Hyenas’ was part of a trilogy on colonization and corruption, but Mambéty died in 1998 without being able to finish the triptych. The film will be followed with a discussion between Fanta Sylla, a film critic and researcher who has taught the film course ‘Cinema in Black’ and Hudda Khaireh, an independent researcher and member of Thick/er Black Lines artist collective.

The film:

Mambéty’s ‘Hyenas’ follows Linguere Ramatou, a newly-rich woman who returns to her poverty-stricken desert hometown, after being excommunicated three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock. She proposes a deal to the people: Her fortune to help the town financially, in exchange for the death of Dramaan Drameh, the man who abandoned her and his child years earlier when he refused to own up to his responsibilities.

The restored film ‘Hyenas had an incredibly limited release so we are excited to be sharing this film in all its glory on the big screen. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqO9FFwIAGA

The speakers:

Fanta Sylla is a freelance writer based in Paris. She has previously written for Black Girls Talking, Sight & Sound, BuzzFeed, and TIFF’s The Review. She tweets @littleglissant.

Hudda Khaireh is an independent researcher with a background in Public International Law. Her practice focuses on the political position of Black people globally and has shared work at a number of forums including the Centre Editing Lives and Letter at UCL, Senate House, Printroom Rotterdam, Chisenhale Gallery and DIY Cultures. Hudda is also an associate of Numbi Arts and OOMK Zine.

Other Cinemas:

This film screening of Hyenas and discussion is part of Other Cinemas Easter Weekender exploring the power of archives in helping non-white communities tell and share their own stories. For more screenings and talks happening on that weekend, see here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/other-cinemas-20239873253

Other Cinema is a project set up to share the films and stories of non-white people in spaces and ways which aren’t alienating to these communities. We focus on films and documentaries by established non-white filmmakers and invite them to share their journeys, struggles and successes in the field. Other Cinemas also champions new and emerging non-white filmmakers in the hopes of building spaces and connections which are sustaining to these filmmakers who often struggle in a sector which is hostile to them. Other Cinemas was established by Turab Shah and Arwa Aburawa, two local filmmakers who wanted to make the world of film more accessible to non-white communities.

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This event is supported by Brent LBOC 2020 and Wembley Park.

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