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Journey of the Hyena


A cowherd with a skull-mounted motorcycle and a university student meet in Dakar; put off by life in Senegal, they plan to make money in Paris. Screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, Mambéty’s film tells the story of Mory (Magaye Niang), a cow herder and Anta (Myriam Niang), a student, attempting to break free from their situation of circumstance. Steadily raising petty cash in order to save to go to Paris and leave their old lives behind, the film is a pertinent study of contemporary Senegal, which boasts an important narrative as well as a revolutionary approach to filmmaking.

Added: 2021-11-21 16:41:27

Release: 1973

Language: Wolof

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Genres: Drama, Romance,