• A Thousand Suns
  • Mambéty
  • Ninki Nanka, The Prince of Colobane

Mambéty and His Films

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These three short documentaries, each made in relation to one of his films, reveal Djibril Diop Mambéty as both filmmaker and man through interviews and reflections by his friends, family, and colleagues; readings from his writing; and clips from his films. The “deeply moving” Mambéty, made while the filmmaker shot The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, includes his reflections on the art of filmmaking. Fusing documentary and fantasy, Mati Diop’s noted featurette looks back at her uncle’s Touki Bouki, through a portrait of its lead actor Magaye Niang reconstructing Mambéty’s life. “Nothing is true and nothing is false in my film,” Diop stated. “The friction and two-way shuttling between reality and myth is the main subject.” Ninki Nanka, The Prince of Colobane was made by Laurence Gavron during the filming of Mambéty’s last feature, Hyenas. In this documentary, the filmmaker’s family and friends speak with insight about him alongside clips from many of his films.

Films in this Screening

Mambéty

Papa Madièye Mbaye, Senegal, 2002

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Wolof
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 28 mins
source
  • African Film Festival

A Thousand Suns

Mati Diop, France, Senegal, 2013

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • Wolof
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 45 mins
source
  • Anna Sanders Films

Ninki Nanka, The Prince of Colobane

Laurence Gavron, Senegal, 1991

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Wolof
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 45 mins
source
  • Laurence Gavron