The Revolution Won't Be Televised

  • event type: WOMEX 16 Film Screening
  • start date: 21 Oct 2016
  • time: 19:30
  • city/area: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Praza das Praterías 2 - Museo das Peregrinacións
  • country: Spain
  • event submitted by: Piranha Arts

Directed by Rama Thiaw

Senegal, 2015 - Produced by Boul Fallé Images - Co-Produced by Vrai-Vrai Films - Producer Rama Thiaw - Co-Poducer Florent Coulon - Director of Photography Amath Niane - Sound Antoine de Guili, Ivan Broussegoutte - Editors Axel Salvatori-Sinz and Rama Thiaw - Language French, Wolof with English Subtitles - Duration 110`

In the 1980s, Senegal is a country ruled by a thinly disguised dictatorship. The man who stood against this system was Abdoulaye Wade. During his 20 years in the opposition, he promised to establish political liberalism, if elected. However, once elected, this hero soon became worse than his predecessors.

The Revolution Won't Be Televised starts on January 17, 2012 at the beginning of the Senegalese presidential campaign, when Wade corrupted the Constitutional Council in order to be eligible as candidate.

This violation of the Senegalese constitution forced three friends, Thiat, Kilifeu and Gadiaga to react where the socialist opposition had clearly failed by creating the Y'en a Marre movement, with some other musicians, journalists and friends. In a country where demonstration is not a part of the culture, millions of people took to the streets to join Y'en a Marre's call for mobilisation to reject Wade's candidacy.

There will be a Q&A after the screening with the director (in English)


The Revolution Won't Be Televised

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