In Dakar, Ibrahim is sent a money order of 25,000 Francs from his nephew in Paris. Word of his newfound wealth travels quickly around the town but collecting that money is harder that it seems and Ibrahim finds himself at the mercy of bureaucracy and corruption. And whilst Ibrahim begins to spend money he doesn’t yet have, his friends and neighbours grow more and more impatient with his apparent reluctance to share his fortune. Ousmane Sembène’s MANDABI is a rich and sharp satire on post and neo-colonialism, and the dynamics of Senegalese society.

Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N’Diaye
Ousmane Sembène
92 Minutes