U.S. Premiere | Q&A with Sandra Krampelhuber on May 9
This documentary offers a vibrant portrait of the youthful and creative arts scene in Dakar, Senegal. The city has long been seen as hub for the arts, and 100% Dakar follows many of the creative forces responsible for the current cultural and artistic boom there. Featuring fashion designers, hip-hop musicians, graffiti artists, a photographer, an arts blogger, dancers, and many others, the film reveals a world of people who stand for a passionate, collective, and creative fight against all economic and political burdens in Senegal’s buzzing capital city.
Marcia Juzga, Senegal, 2015, digital projection, 20m
French and Wolof with English subtitles
Concerned about the environmental issues Senegal is facing, photographer Fabrice Monteiro, in collaboration with the designer Jah Gal, created “The Prophecy,” a project with the objective of raising awareness among the Senegalese population and the rest of the world. The project’s series of surrealist photographs detail the sites most representative of Senegal’s environmental destruction. The essence of each site is characterized by a jinn—a supernatural genie omnipresent in African cultures—merging with its environment. The documentary The Prophecy details the creative and technical process behind the making of the photographs. U.S. Premiere
Don't miss Fabrice Monteiro's The Prophecy, a series of hypnotic, environmental-themed photographs on display in the Film Center Amphitheater throughout the festival. Click here for more info.