Planet Africa: A Celebration of African & African Diaspora Cinema

Sunday, June 16 | 2 pm

The second and last feature film directed by legendary Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty (Touki Bouki), Hyenas is a scorching satire of human greed, global financial policy and the World Bank, and the failures of the African system. Faithfully adapting the German-Swiss play, The Visit, Mambéty translates the story to his African homeland, where a wealthy old woman returns to her village with a proposition: she will bestow a fortune on the community in exchange for the murder of her teenage lover, a local shopkeeper named Dramaan Drameh. Balancing a wicked sense of humor with a keen political intelligence, the deeply pessimistic Hyenas is an exceptionally entertaining world-cinema classic that has been grossly underseen in the United States since its original release. Museum Films is very proud to present Hyenas in its new, 2K restoration.

Director Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1992 | In Wolof, French, and Japanese with English subtitles | 110 minutes | NR | DCP 

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