Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Hyenas
  • Film
  • 3/15/2007
  • 18:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Director Djibril Diop Mambety
Film: Hyenas
Based on Friedrich Durrenmatt's play The Visit of the Old Woman, Hyenas is the story of Linguere Ramatou (Ami Diakhate), a Senegalese 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. In Wolof with English subtitles. (1992, 113 minutes)